RAAF Receives Additional Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet Multirole Aircraft

9 January 2011 (Last Updated January 9th, 2011 18:30)

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has received four new Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet multirole aircraft, enabling it to perform critical missions. The Super Hornet offers the RAAF the capability to perform day and night strikes with precision-guided weapons, fighter escort, close air

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has received four new Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet multirole aircraft, enabling it to perform critical missions.

The Super Hornet offers the RAAF the capability to perform day and night strikes with precision-guided weapons, fighter escort, close air support, suppression of enemy air defences, maritime strike, reconnaissance, forward air control and tanker missions.

The delivery expands the RAAF fleet of advanced multirole fighters to 15.

In March 2007, the Australian Government announced that it would acquire 24 advanced block II versions of the Super Hornet, all of which are equipped with the Raytheon-built APG-79 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar.