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  • 4 October 2019
    Authorities

    The US Navy’s last F/A-18C Hornet made its official final active-duty flight at Naval Air Station Oceana on October 2. Assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 at Cecil Field, Florida, aircraft number 300 completed its first navy acceptance check flight Oct. 14, 1988. Lt. Andrew Jalali, who piloted the Hornet for its final active-duty […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34, the last US Navy squadron flying the legacy F/A-18C Hornet aircraft, hosted a sundown ceremony and fly-over for the aircraft at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va., Feb. 1. Active duty service members, aviation leadership, local media and visitors were in attendance to commemorate Hornets’ 35 years of […]

  • 30 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy is set to retire its last F/A-18C Hornet fighters in a final flight ceremony at Naval Air Station Oceana on February 1. The final single-seat, twin-engine, carrier-capable legacy Hornets are still operational with Strike Fighter Squadron 34 and the “Blue Blasters” are the only squadron flying the jets. Blue Blasters flew the Hornets […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet aircraft crashed on Tuesday into an open field near Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada. No one was hurt during the incident and surrounding structures were not damaged, initial reports say. According to a Navy statement, the Navy pilot managed to eject safely before the plane crashed at approximately 10:50 a.m. PDT. He […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Navy has identified Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 26 year old native of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., as the pilot who was declared presumed deceased, Sept. 15.   Poloski was declared presumed deceased following an apparent collision between the F/A-18C Hornet he was flying and another Hornet aircraft during routine flight operations. A 2009 graduate […]

  • 11 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Launching of an F/A-18C Hornet from the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 on board USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).   The launch was conducted during USS Carl Vinson’s training off the coast of Southern California on February 7 in the Pacific Ocean. USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) SPECIFICATIONS Length 1,092 feet (332.8 […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Authorities

    An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Valions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).   George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) […]

  • 20 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Finnish Air Force pilot landed an F/A-18C Hornet on a US Navy aircraft carrier on March 17, becoming the first Finn ever to do so. Capt. Juha “Stallion” Jrvinen performed an arrested landing on the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and is currently attached to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101 […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Authorities

    An F/A-18C Hornet from the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 is the first aircraft to launch from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) since April 2013. John C. Stennis is undergoing an operational training period in preparation for future deployments. Image: U.S. Navy photo […]

  • 20 August 2014
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    An F/A-18C Hornet attached to the Golden Warriors of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).   George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Bush’s callsign is Avenger, […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A successful flight test of the Raytheon-built APG-79(V)X AESA radar system has demonstrated the functions needed to extend the relevance of F/A-18C/D Hornet fighter/attack jets, including:   extended detection ranges simultaneous air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities production of high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) mapping industry leading reliability “We put our latest AESA radar capability to the […]

  • 14 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    After an extensive search, the US Navy has ended search and rescue efforts at 5:15 a.m. (+11L) Sept. 14 for the pilot of one of the F/A-18C Hornet aircraft that crashed Sept. 12 approximately 250 nautical miles off the coast of Wake Island.   The pilot assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 has been […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Industry news

    The Navy has determined that the U.S. military pilot whose aircraft crashed Saturday on a training flight for the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon, Nev., was killed in the mishap. The crash of the F/A-18C aircraft occurred at approximately 3 p.m., PST, Saturday, on the Fallon Range Training […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Authorities

    An F/A-18C Hornet, attached to the “Valions” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 15 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).   George H. W. Bush is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. USS George H.W. Bush […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Authorities

    An F/A-18C Hornet from the Stingers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 and an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 fly in formation over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).   Carl Vinson is underway off the coast of Southern California conducting […]

  • 15 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy’s Blue Angels, the famous flight demonstration squadron, are set to receive a new squadron of Super Hornet aircraft following a defense department contract announcement on August 13. The Super Hornets, nine F/A-18E and two F/A-18F, are scheduled to replace the F/A-18C/D Hornets currently flown by the Blue Angels. Super Hornets will first have […]

  • 16 April 2015
    Authorities

    A F/A-18C Hornet, attached to Mighty Shrikes of the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94, prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). The operation was conducted on April 11, as the vessel was sailing in the Persian Gulf. Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting […]

  • 11 March 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $322.5 million contract for the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) program. AARGM-ER program is leveraging the AARGM that is currently in production. The extended range version will be integrated on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft and configured […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Authorities

    The catapult was ready for launch. The F/A-18E Super Hornet pilot saluted and the aircraft propelled off the flight deck, into the sky. It was a process Capt. Stuart Baker had repeated countless times throughout his 25 years in the U.S. Navy, but today his landing would be different. Today, his landing would make him […]

  • 5 July 2016
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy has shared a video of F/A-18E Super Hornets assigned to Carrier Air Wing 3 launching from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower to carry out strikes against Daesh positions. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S. mission aimed at defeating ISIS, […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Authorities

    An F/A-18C “Hornet” from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, the “Gladiators”, caught fire on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) last night while parked forward of the island during refueling. The fire was immediately extinguished by the ship’s flight deck firefighting team. The pilot of the aircraft ejected […]

  • 19 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Finland could become the third country to operate the airborne electronic attack aircraft

  • 26 March 2012

      The Boeing Co. has been awarded a $7,189,237 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the production of operational test program sets in support of the F/A-18E/F aircraft and support equipment spares for the Royal Australian Air Force under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The work will be performed in […]

  • 19 June 2020
    Equipment & technology

    Northrop Grumman Corporation recently completed its critical design review (CDR) following successful design verification tests of key components for the US Navy’s Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) program.

  • 4 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Exelis has successfully delivered to the U.S. Navy the first nine full rate production, next-generation electronic self-protection systems for F/A-18 fighter aircraft.   The ALQ-214(V)4/5 is the latest variant of the onboard jammer subsystem in the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) suite. Through a series of enhancements, including miniaturization and improved electronics packaging, the ALQ-214(V)4/5 […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US Navy has awarded Orbital ATK a $9.5 million contract to start design work on the new and improved Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile used by the US Navy and Marine Corps to defeat enemy air defense installations. The new missile will also fit inside the internal weapons bay of the F-35. The design contract will see […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Rafale multirole fighters from the French Navy will represent the sharp end of ‘Carrier Aviation’ at RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day on 26 July.   Two Rafale Ms will be part of the event’s static display, joined by a Falcon 10 transport and communications aircraft in the French Navy’s only UK airshow appearance of this […]

  • 4 May 2020
    Equipment & technology

    KBR has been awarded two recompete task orders totaling $140 million to support engineering and rapid prototyping efforts for the US Navy. The U.S. Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA) awarded KBR these cost-plus-fixed-fee task orders under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract. As informed, the US-based engineering, procurement and […]

  • 29 June 2016
    Authorities

    The U.S. aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower and the assigned Carrier Strike Group conducted strike missions in Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea on June 28, the U.S. Navy said. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group entered the Mediterranean Sea June 13, and will continue to conduct strikes against […]