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28 September 2018 | Defense-Aerospace

U.S. Approves Transfer of Australian F-18s to Canada

OTTAWA -- The U.S. State Department has signed off on the transfer of 25 second-hand Australian F-18 Hornets to the government of Canada. U.S. approval was necessary because the transfer involved U.S. weapon systems. Canada is buying the aircraft to meet an interim requirement for additional fighters...

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14 August 2018 | Flight Global

Boeing to convert F/A-18 E/Fs into Blue Angels

Boeing was awarded $17 million to convert nine F/A-18E and two F/A-18F aircraft into Blue Angel demonstration aircraft. The Super Hornets are to replace the squadron’s McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornets, which have been in use since 1986. The retrofit work will be done in St. Louis, Missouri and is expected to be finished in December 2021, according to the notice posted online 13 August.

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27 July 2018 | Flight Global

Raytheon, Northrop fight for F/A-18C/D AESA radar upgrade

A two-way competition has started to fill a sudden requirement to replace mechanically-scanned Raytheon APG-73 radars on seven squadrons of US Marine Corps Boeing F/A-18C/Ds.

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1 March 2018 | Boeing

Boeing Receives U.S. Navy Contract to Modernize F/A-18 Super Hornet Fleet

Boeing has been awarded a contract to modernize the U.S. Navy F/A-18 fleet, extending the life of existing Super Hornets from 6,000 to 9,000+ flight hours. In the early 2020s, Boeing will begin installing initial updates to the aircraft that will convert existing Block II Super Hornets to a new Block III configuration.

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4 December 2017 | RCAF

RCAF announces pilot and theme for 2018 CF-18 Demonstration Team

Captain Stefan Porteous will pilot the RCAF’s CF-18 Demo Hornet for the 2018 airshow season. This year, the fighter jet’s paint scheme will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

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24 August 2017 | RAF

Royal Canadian Air Force jets arrive in Romania for NATO mission

FOUR CF-188 HORNET fighter aircraft from Canada have arrived in Romania to support NATO enhanced air policing operations. From September until December the aircraft – from the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron, based at Cold Lake in Alberta – will operate from Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base near the Black Sea port of Constanta. More than 130 RCAF personnel are to deploy to the base, to take over responsibility for the enhanced air policing mission from the Royal Air Force’s 135 Expeditionary Air Wing (135 EAW).

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19 June 2017 | Flight Global

Syrian shoot-down marks first 'kill' for Super Hornet

A US Navy Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian air force Sukhoi Su-22 in an engagement over Syria on 18 June. The US aircraft had been supporting Syrian opposition forces near Ja'Din, south of Tabqah, when the Su-22 released bombs against them.

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25 May 2017 | IHS Jane's

US Navy kicks-off Super Hornet Block 3 effort with IRST contract

The US Navy (USN) has begun the process of upgrading its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to the latest Block 3 standard, with a contract award to Boeing to incorporate the Block 2 Infrared Search and Track System (IRST) onto the combat aircraft.

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14 December 2016 | RCAF

2017 Demo Hornet will honour Canada’s 150th anniversary

The artist’s concept of the design for next year’s CF-18 Demonstration Hornet was unveiled on December 7, 2016.

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4 June 2016 | MILAVIA News

Blue Angel F/A-18 Crashes During Smyrna TN Air Show Practice

San Diego, Calif. (NNS) -- San Diego, Calif. - An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron crashed during yesterday's air show practice at the Smyrna, Tenn., Airport. The pilot, who did not survive, has been identified.

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4 November 2015 | Flight Global

USN to continue buying Boeing Super Hornets as F-35Cs arrive

The US Navy officials have reaffirmed plans to procure an additional 24 to 26 Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets through fiscal 2018 year while also boosting F/A-18C life-extension rates, primarily due to delays in fielding the carrier-based Lockheed Martin F-35C.

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3 July 2015 | RCAF

RCAF 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron reborn

The commander of 1 Canadian Air Division, Major-General Dave Wheeler, along with the commander of 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, Colonel Eric Kenny, participated in a ceremony to re-activate 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron on June 30, 2015. 401 Squadron was disbanded on June 23, 1996, after 55 years of operation. Before its most recent disbandment, 401 Squadron flew the CH-136 Kiowa helicopter out of St. Hubert, Quebec. With this reactivation, 401 Squadron becomes the fifth Royal Canadian Air Force squadron to fly the CF-188 Hornet fighter aircraft.

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9 April 2015 | RCAF

First airstrike conducted in Syria under Operation Impact

Yesterday, April 8. 2015, Canada's CF-188 Hornets conducted their first airstrike in Syria since the Government’s decision to extend and expand Operation Impact.

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9 April 2015 | RCAF

This year’s CF-18 Demonstration Hornet pays tribute to “the few”

On March 27, 2015, at 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec, the 2015 CF-18 Demonstration Hornet - with a paint scheme commemorating the Battle of Britain - was unveiled.

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16 March 2015 | NAVAIR

First airborne flights completed for MAGIC CARPET

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Recently, engineers and test pilots at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division successfully transitioned the newly-developed F/A-18 flight control software called MAGIC CARPET from the virtual world of the simulator to the blue skies above the Chesapeake Bay. MAGIC CARPET is an acronym for Maritime Augmented Guidance with Integrated Controls for Carrier Approach and Recovery Precision Enabling Technologies. The software is designed to make landing on an aircraft carrier easier by maintaining a commanded glideslope and angle of attack, giving the pilot the opportunity to focus more attention on maintaining a proper line-up. On Feb. 6, Navy test pilot Lt. Cmdr. Tyler Hurst flew the first flight in “Salty Dog 222,” an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23. On Feb. 11, Navy test pilot Lt. Brent Robinson flew a follow-on test flight to expand the MAGIC CARPET’s flight envelope.

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15 March 2015 |

World Events, F-35 Delays Drive Hornet Push

The US Navy's case for requesting more Boeing-made F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighters rests with two issues: requirements and replacements.        

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22 January 2015 | Lockheed Martin

U.S. Navy Approves F/A-18 Super Hornet IRST System for Production

Long-range sensor system demonstrated production readiness on Super Hornet.

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18 November 2014 | RCAF

CF-18s strike ISIL warehouse facility

On November 17, 2014, four CF-18s struck an ISIL warehouse facility used for training and manufacturing Improvised Explosive Devices.

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3 November 2014 | RCAF

Canada’s Air Task Force-Iraq flies first missions

On October 30, Canadian aircraft began operations in Iraqi airspace and on November 2, CF-188 Hornets flew their first combat strike.

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21 October 2014 | RCAF

Canada’s CF-188 Hornets depart for Operation Impact

“The RCAF is making a significant contribution of air assets to Canada’s Operation Impact in support to the coalition efforts in Iraq.”

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11 October 2014 |

Canadian Jet Extension Plan Will Delay F-35 Buys

Canada plans to conduct yet another modernization of its CF-18 fighter jets, an effort that will further delay purchases of the F-35 joint strike fighter.

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6 October 2014 | Flight Global

Australia debuts armed Super Hornets over Iraq

​Royal Australian Air Force combat aircraft have performed their first operational mission over Iraq, the nation’s Department of Defence has confirmed.

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2 September 2014 | RCAF

Canadian Air Task Force begins Baltic Air Policing mission

The Canadian Air Task Force officially joined NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission following a hand-over ceremony on September 1, 2014, in Siauliai, Lithuania.

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11 July 2014 | RCAF

Canada to send CF-18s to Lithuania for NATO Baltic air policing mission

Upon the conclusion of training with NATO Allies operating in Romania in August, RCAF CF-18s aircraft will relocate to Lithuania to augment the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission.

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1 July 2014 | Defense-Aerospace

Boeing Wins $1.9 Bn for Final Super Hornets

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $1,939,160,819 fixed-price-incentive-fee contract for the full rate production of 11 Lot 38 F/A-18E aircraft for the U.S. Navy and 33 EA-18G aircraft for the U.S. Navy (21) and the government of Australia (12). Work will be performed in El ...

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23 June 2014 | Flight Global

Australia's first EA-18G enters production

​The Royal Australian Air Force's first Boeing EA-18G Growler has commenced production at Northrop Grumman’s El Segundo plant in California.

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28 May 2014 | Defense-Aerospace

RAAF Completes Full JASSM Integration

Minister for Defence, Senator David Johnston, today announced Final Operational Capability (FOC) had been achieved for Project AIR 5418, the AGM-158A Joint Air-to-Surface Stand-Off Missile (JASSM). “The Joint Air-to-Surface Stand-Off Missile is now fully in service...

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5 May 2014 | Boeing

Boeing Delivers 100th EA-18G Growler to US Navy

Boeing delivered the 100th EA-18G Growler to the U.S. Navy, marking a major milestone in the program that has transformed airborne electronic warfare capability for the U.S. and its allies. A derivative of the F/A-18F Super Hornet, the Growler is the only aircraft in production that provides tactical jamming and electronic protection for U.S. and allied forces. Growlers provide a unique capability to nearly all U.S. combat missions and are expected to be in service until at least 2040.

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29 April 2014 | RCAF

Air Task Group deploys to Romania in response to crisis in Ukraine

Earlier today, a Canadian Armed Forces Air Task Group left 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec, headed for Romania.

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7 April 2014 | Flight Global

Navy pleased with "Advanced" Super Hornet tests, wants more Growlers

The US Navy says it is pleased with results of recent flight tests of a Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet that had been upgraded with conformal fuel tanks and an external weapons pod.

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28 March 2014 | RCAF

2014 CF-18 Hornet Demo Jet revealed

The 2014 CF-18 Demonstration Team jet was unveiled on March 27, 2014, at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, to much deserved fanfare.

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2 March 2014 | MILAVIA News

Canadian Forces CF-18 Hornet Demo coming to Europe

The Canadian Forces CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team is coming to Europe this year. The CF-18 Hornet solo display will take part in the AIR14 air show at Payerne celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Swiss Air Force on 30-31 August and 6-7 September, followed by the Belgian Air Force Days at Kleine Brogel on 13-14 September, 2014.

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18 February 2014 | Boeing

U.S. Navy Tests Infrared Search and Track on Super Hornet

The U.S. Navy recently tested, for the first time on a F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft, the Infrared Search and Track (IRST) sensor that will find hard-to-detect targets over long distances. Boeing and Lockheed Martin are developing and integrating IRST, an essential upgrade to the combat capability of the Navy’s Super Hornets.

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9 February 2014 | IHS Jane's

Singapore Airshow: RAAF fast-jets return to show with Super Hornet display

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is set to make a return to the fast jet flying roster at this year's Singapore Airshow, following the retirement of the service's General Dynamics F-111 Aardvarks in 2010. [...] While the Super Hornet has been a regular on the international show circuit, outside Australia the displays have been dominated by Boeing or US Navy pilots until now. Taking place from 11 to 16 February, the Singapore Airshow 2014 will provide the RAAF with the first opportunity to show off its latest system.

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28 November 2013 | RCAF

Royal Canadian Air Force announces pilot and theme for 2014 CF-18 Demo Team

The Royal Canadian Air Force is pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Adam “Manik” Runge as the pilot for the 2014 CF-18 Demonstration Team.

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29 October 2013 | Flight Global

US Navy considers extending F/A-18 procurement into fiscal year 2015

​The US Navy is considering ordering additional Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft in fiscal 2015, despite current plans to cease procurement in the current 2014 fiscal year, which ends on 30 September.

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28 August 2013 | Flight Global

Boeing shows off advanced Super Hornet demonstrator

Boeing has unveiled an F/A-18F Super Hornet demonstrator aircraft fitted with a number of enhancements designed to improve its stealth capability and range. Shown at its factory...

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2 July 2013 | NAVAIR

EMALS begins phase two aircraft launch tests

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The U.S. Navy successfully launched an EA-18G Growler on June 25, kicking off the second phase of manned aircraft launch tests using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS). The new aircraft carrier catapult...

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25 March 2013 | RCAF

Operation Ignition 2013 to help protect Iceland's airspace

A Royal Canadian Air Force detachment of six CF-18 Hornet jet fighters will patrol Iceland's airspace from Keflavik Air Base during Operation Ignition in March and April of this year.

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13 December 2012 | Flight Global

Australia seeks information for more Super Hornets

Australia has asked the USA for cost and availability data linked to a possible purchase of 24 more Super Hornets ...

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30 November 2012 | RCAF

From Rio to Inuvik: The 2012 CF-18 Demo Team season in review

The 2012 CF-18 Demonstration Team wrapped up this year’s show season at the Fleet Week Air Show in San Francisco, California, in early October.

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1 November 2012 | Flight Global

Canada launches review into F/A-18 fighter replacement

Canada has initiated an independent assessment into the acquisition process used to replace its air force fleet of Boeing F/A-18 combat aircraft, which has...

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10 September 2012 | Boeing

Successful 1st Test of Advanced Mission Computer for Super Hornet, Growler

New AMC Type 4 boosts Navy F/A-18E/F and EA-18G computing power, performance.

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23 August 2012 | Flight Global

Australia to convert 12 Super Hornets into EA-18G Growlers

Australia will convert 12 of its Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets into EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft ...

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21 August 2012 | Raytheon

Raytheon, US Navy begin JSOW C-1 integrated testing

The U.S. Navy has begun integrated testing (IT) of Raytheon Company's JSOW C-1. Weapon was launched and handed off to second Super Hornet and retargeted in flight to engage maneuvering ship.

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16 July 2012 | AviationWeek

Boeing Sees F-18 Program Growth In U.S. And Abroad

Not only are Brazil and other countries interested in F-18s, but foreign militaries also are eyeing some of the console improvements being featured on the latest proposed Super Hornets.

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12 July 2012 | Raytheon

Raytheon's ATFLIR surpasses 1 million flight hours on US Navy Super Hornet

Raytheon Company's Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared pod, which delivers superior electro-optical/infrared imagery and target detection range for air-to-air and air-to-ground mission support, has achieved more than 1 million hours of operational flight on the U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet.

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28 May 2012 | Flight Global

USN developing new Super Hornet upgrades

A new distributed targeting system (DTS) for the US Navy's fleet of Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets is scheduled to enter operational testing this summer,...

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24 May 2012 | RCAF

RCAF CF-18 Demo Team a big hit in South America

The RCAF is conducting Operation Southern Reach from May 5 to 26, 2012, to increase its professional bonds with the air forces of Brazil, Chile and Jamaica.

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23 May 2012 | Flight Global

US prices Australian Growler upgrade at $1.7bn

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has priced the upgrade of 12 Australian Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft to the EA-18G Growler electronic warfare configuration at $1.7 billion....

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25 April 2012 |

Brazil Would Get Tech Transfer in Boeing Buy: Panetta

Brazil will get U.S. advanced technology transfer if it buys Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet to upgrade its air force, visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said April 25.

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18 April 2012 | Defense-Aerospace

US Navy Issues RFI for Super Hornet Successor

The US Navy has issued a Request for Information (RfI) for a new fighter to replace the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler in the 2030s. "The intent of this research is to solicit Industry inputs on candidate solutions for CVN [nuclear-powered aircraft carrier] based aircraft to...

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15 March 2012 | Boeing

Boeing Delivers 1st Aircraft Under US Navy F/A-18E/F and EA-18G MYP III Contract

Boeing has completed delivery of the U.S. Navy's first aircraft acquired through the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G Multi-Year Procurement (MYP) III contract, ahead of schedule. Aircraft G-57, an EA-18G Growler, was the first of 148 F/A-18E/Fs and EA-18Gs that the Navy will purchase through the contract. The aircraft was delivered to the Navy on Jan. 26 and arrived at its home base at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island on Jan. 30.

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2 March 2012 | RCAF

Canadian Air Force 2012 Demo Hornet revealed at 3 Wing

In a small ceremony yesterday at 3 Wing, Bagotville, Que., the 2012 CF-18 Demonstration Hornet was officially unveiled.

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22 February 2012 | Boeing

Boeing Completes F/A-18E/F, EA-18G Multi-Year Procurement II Deliveries

Boeing today announced that it has completed delivery of 257 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighters and EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft to the U.S. Navy. The initial MYP II contract award included 210 F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. Through fiscal year 2009, 47 more aircraft were added to the contract, including 24 F/A-18Fs acquired by the Royal Australian Air Force under a Foreign Military Sales agreement with the U.S. Navy.

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3 February 2012 | Key.Aero

'Shadow Hawks' Growlers to Forward Deploy to Japan

The US Navy is to replace its forward deployed EA-6B Prowlers at NAF Atsugi, Japan, with E/A-18G Growlers from spring 2012.

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1 February 2012 | Boeing

Boeing Begins Production of F/A-18E/F Distributed Targeting System

DTS enhances Super Hornet aircrews’ situational awareness when engaging air-to-ground targets

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26 January 2012 | Defense-Aerospace

US Navy Increases F-18E/F Order

Boeing is being awarded a $687 million modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee multi-year procurement contract for 14 additional fiscal 2012, Lot 36, F/A-18E and one additional fiscal 2012, Lot 36, F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft...

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7 December 2011 | Boeing

Malaysia Upgrading its F/A-18D Hornets

Boeing on Nov. 28 received a U.S. Navy contract under the Foreign Military Sales Program to provide the first major upgrades for the Royal Malaysian Air Force fleet of eight F/A-18D Hornet fighter aircraft. The contract covers design, development and installation of retrofit kits that will provide GPS and IFF improvements and add a color moving-map display and Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System.

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22 November 2011 | Boeing

Boeing Receives F/A-18E/F Infrared Search & Track Development Contract

Boeing has received a $135 million contract from the U.S. Navy for engineering and manufacturing development of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Infrared Search and Track (IRST) sensor system. The new IRST system for Super Hornet can detect and track multiple targets in electronically denied environments.

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21 October 2011 | MILAVIA News

Delivery of RAAF Super Hornets Completed

Four new Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Super Hornet fleet at RAAF Base Amberley today, completing delivery of all 24 RAAF Super Hornets.

The final four Super Hornets were welcomed by 16 other RAAF F/A-18Fs for a mass formation flypast.

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27 September 2011 | AviationWeek

Boeing Pushes Super Hornet In Japan

Boeing promotes its bid for F-X combat aircraft requirement, a day before the country stops making fighters for the first time in 56 years.

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25 August 2011 | Flight Global

Boeing starts work on IRST for F/A-18E/F

The US Navy has awarded Boeing a $135 million contract to develop an infrared search and tracker (IRST) to integrate in the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fleet. The...

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24 August 2011 | AviationWeek

Australia Mulls Additional Super Hornet Buy

The deal could be for up to 24 additional twin-engine fighters. A decision will be made next year.

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5 August 2011 | Defense-Aerospace

Boeing Delivers Five More Super Hornets to RAAF

ST. LOUIS --- Five new Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets have arrived at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley, expanding the RAAF's fleet of the advanced multirole fighters to 20. Three aircraft landed at the base on July 14 and were joined by two additional Super Hornets on Aug. 3.

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5 August 2011 | AviationWeek

NGJ and Growler: Maximizing Operational Life

U.S. Navy officials see challenges making the Next-Generation Jammer, EA-18G affordable, interoperable and upgradable.

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4 August 2011 | Key.Aero

Two More Super Hornets Arrive in Australia

A further two Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets have arrived in Australia, bringing the total now in service with the RAAF to 20.

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13 July 2011 | Defense-Aerospace

EA-18G Growler Completes 1st Combat Deployment

ST. LOUIS --- Boeing EA-18G Growlers operated by U.S. Navy electronic attack squadron VAQ-132 safely returned to their home base at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., on July 9, after completing an eight-month deployment that included combat operations in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) and...

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16 May 2011 | Flight Global

Malaysian Hornets set for $72m upgrade

The USA has announced a possible $72 million deal to upgrade Malaysia's Boeing F/A-18D Hornets ...

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13 May 2011 | Shephard

Raytheon wins APG-79 AESA radar contract

Raytheon Company has received a contract from Boeing for the second procurement in the four-year Multi-Year III program to produce and deliver APG-79 active electronically scanned array radars for F/A-18 Super Hornet tactical aircraft.

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26 April 2011 | Flight Global

Super Hornet international version testing anticipated

Any decisions about flight testing further variations of the F/A-18E/F will take place in 2012, says Boeing. Wind tunnel testing of the upgraded Super Hornet,...

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21 April 2011 | Key.Aero

500th Super Hornet delivered

The US Navy has received the 500th Boeing Super Hornet.

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24 September 2010 | Key.Aero

First Aussie Growler takes shape

Boeing has completed production of the first RAAF Super Hornet that has the capability to be converted into an EA-18G.

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16 August 2010 | Google News

Grounded CF-18 Hornet will fly in Ontario air show -

WINDSOR, Ont. — A plane that the military grounded after a fiery crash in Alberta last month will fly in a Windsor, Ont., air show this weekend. ...and more »

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25 June 2010 | Defense-Aerospace

More Super Hornets to Australia in July

The next stage in Air Force’s air combat capability is about to occur. RAAF is planning to transit six more F/A-18F Super Hornets from the United States to RAAF Amberley in early July. Minister for Defence, Senator John Faulkner, said a detachment of RAAF aircrew and maintenance personnel from N...

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14 June 2010 | Key.Aero

Canadian CF-18 special markings

The Canadian Armed Forces' CF-18 Demonstration Team is paying tribute to the Canadian Navy this year.

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7 June 2010 | Flight Global

Boeing to offer F-35-like cockpit display for Super Hornet

Boeing plans to offer an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet with large-area cockpit displays similar to the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as the company pursues new foreign sales from Canada to Japan.

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10 May 2010 | Key.Aero

US close to new Super Hornet purchase

The US DoD is close to awarding Boeing a contract to supply 124 new F/A-18E/F Super Hornets.

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4 May 2010 | AviationWeek

U.S. Navy Sees Longer Super Hornet Life

The Navy has been basing its fleet planning on a 6,000-hour life for the jet, which entered service in 2001

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31 August 2006 | MILAVIA News

First Phase of CF-18 Modernization Project Completed

On 31st of August, Boeing delivered the 80th modernized CF-18 aircraft to the Canadian Department of National Defence during a ceremony at L-3 Communications MAS in Mirabel, Quebec. The delivery marks the completion of Phase I of the CF-18 Modernization Project.

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16 August 2006 | MILAVIA News

First Flight Boeing EA-18G Growler

The first EA-18G, known as aircraft EA-1, successfully completed its maiden flight from Lambert International Airport in St. Louis.

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4 August 2006 | MILAVIA News

Boeing Rolls Out First EA-18G Growler

On August 3rd, 2006, Boeing rolled out the first EA-18G Growler at its St. Louis facilities.

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13 June 2006 | MILAVIA News

Boeing Flies EA-18G Wingtip and Jamming Pods

On May 30th, 2006, the Boeing EA-18G program test team first flew a modified F/A-18F equipped with wingtip antenna and high- and low-band jamming pods for the first time.

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7 April 2006 | MILAVIA News

Washington Offers F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to Bulgaria

The US Government has officially offered the purchase of new F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft to the Republic of Bulgaria, this being the first time that Washington has offered this fighter abroad.

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28 February 2006 | MILAVIA News

Australia Opts for JASSM to Equip F/A-18s

The Australian Department of Defence announced today that the Lockheed Martin Joint Air-to-Surface Stand-off Missile (or JASSM) has been selected as the new long range air-to-surface missile to equip the Australian Defence Force’s F/A-18 Hornet fleet.

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24 February 2006 | MILAVIA News

USS Reagan Launches First Air Missions in Support of OIF

On February 22nd, 2006, the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) launched its first air missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. F/A-18E Super Hornets assigned to VFA-115 Strike Fighter Attack Squadron were launched to drop ordnance on enemy targets.

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1 September 2004 | MILAVIA News

Boeing Delivers 200th Super Hornet

Boeing delivered the 200th F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to the U.S. Navy on Aug. 30, 2004 . The airplane, a two-seat "F" model Super Hornet, was delivered to Air test and Evaluation Squadron VX-9 at Naval Air Systems Command China Lake, Calif.

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