F/A-18 Hornet

USMC legacy Hornet flies with Raytheon's new APG-79(V)4 AESA radar

Raytheon Intelligence and Space announced on May 10 that a pre-production version of the company’s APG-79(V)4 AESA radar had successfully completed its first flight on a USMC-operated legacy Hornet

New nations take over NATO Baltic Air Policing missions

New NATO fighter rotations took place on March 31 via official handover ceremonies held at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, and Ämari Air Base in Estonia.

USMC deploys legacy Hornets to Saudi Arabia

Boeing F/A-18C/D Hornets and personnel assigned to the USMC’s VMFA-115 ‘Silver Eagles’ have deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, to support combat operations under US Central Command and train alongside regional allies

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Swiss Hornets practise low-level flying during Yorknite 2021

For the third year running, RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire is hosting the Swiss Air Force and its Exercise Yorknite, which (as its title suggests) is predominantly for night flying training.

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Swiss Hornets arrive at RAF Leeming for Yorknite 2021

Multiple Schweizer Luftwaffe/ Swiss Air Force Boeing F/A-18C/D Hornets touched down at RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire on November 15 with a four-week air-to-air and night operations training deployment ahead

Finnish Hornets and Hawks participate in LFÖ21

The Finnish Air Force has deployed six Boeing F/A-18C Hornet multi-role fighters and three BAE Systems Hawk Mk51/A jet trainers to the Swedish Air Force's Luftförsvarsövning 21 (LFÖ 21, Air Defence Exercise 21)

Finland concludes AAR exercise with the USAF

For the second time this year, Boeing F/A-18C/D Hornets from the Finnish Air Force have concluded an air-to-air refuelling exercise with the USAF

Boeing-led team simulates naval MUM-T operations

A Boeing-led team has demonstrated manned-unmanned teaming capabilities in a virtual environment using the US Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray, E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and the F/A-18 Super Hornet

Boeing delivers 43 military aircraft in Q2

Boeing delivered 43 military fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft in Q2 2021, which when combined with Q1 figures provide a year-to-date handover of 85 platforms to a variety of US-based and international operators

Finnish Hornets participate in Ramstein Alloy 21-2

A pair of Boeing F/A-18C/D Hornet multi-role fighters from the Finnish Air Force are participating in the second Ramstein Alloy exercise of the year, with their involvement in the event taking place from June 29-30