F/A-18 Super Hornet

Pilot killed in US Navy Super Hornet crash

The pilot of a US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet was killed when it crashed at around 1430hrs PST in the Mojave Desert near Trona, San Bernardino County, California, during a routine training mission

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Germany to buy F-35A stealth fighters in astonishing switch

Germany’s astonishing about-face in defence matters has continued, just weeks after pumping €100bn into the country’s defence budget, with the announced intention to acquire the US-manufactured F-35A fifth generation stealth fighter

Second flight test of AARGM-ER missile deemed a success

Northrop Grumman has announced the completion of the second flight test of its AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range launched from an F/A-18 Super Hornet at the Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of California

US Navy F/A-18E refuels RAF F-35Bs for the first time

Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs assigned to the RAF’s No 617 Squadron ‘The Dambusters’ have conducted buddy-buddy air-to-air refuelling operations with a US Navy-operated Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet for the first time

US approves sale of single EA-18G to Australia

Australia’s EA-18G Growler electronic attack fleet could be brought back up to full strength following notice that the US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale of a single aircraft and related equipment for US$125m

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ delayed yet again

Want to find out what happens to Tom Cruise’s character Maverick in the long-awaited sequel? Well, you’ll have to wait even longer…

MQ-25 refuels F/A-18F in historic first

Boeing’s MQ-25A Stingray test asset marked a historic milestone on June 4, when the platform conducted the first-ever aerial refuelling operation between an unmanned tanker and a manned receiver aircraft

US completes second live fire AIM-120D-3 missile test

The AMRAAM joint program office has completed the second live fire test of the new AIM-120D-3 variant of the missile family, which incorporated upgraded hardware in its guidance section

US Navy continues AARGM-ER testing on Super Hornet

The US Navy has completed an Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) captive-carry test flight on a Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet carrier-based multi-role fighter

Gripen, F/A-18, F-35 offered for Canada’s future fighter

Saab, Boeing and Lockheed Martin will do battle with each other as they seek to deliver 88 new fighters to Canada, which plans to begin replacing its ageing fleet of CF-188A/B Hornets by 2025.