Boeing deliver 4 more F/A-18F Super Hornets to Australia

One of the new Super Hornets touches down at Amberley after it's delivery flight. / © Australian Department of Defence

One of the new Super Hornets touches down at Amberley after it's delivery flight. / © Australian Department of Defence

Posted By Frank Grealish

Boeing delivered four new F/A-18F Super Hornets to Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley in December.

This brings the RAAF's fleet of the advanced multirole fighter to 15. The delivery enabled the RAAF's No. 1 Squadron, based at Amberley, to achieve Initial Operating Capability (IOC).

Boeing has delivered all 15 Super Hornets to Australia ahead of schedule.

"Early delivery of our new Super Hornets at Amberley has been a vital part of our path toward IOC for our first Super Hornet squadron, which we have now achieved ahead of schedule," said RAAF Group Capt. Steve Roberton, Officer Commanding 82 Wing, which operates the Super Hornet. "As we've continued to hit our marks on time -- or early, in many instances -- with the Super Hornet program, we've enabled the RAAF to ensure Australia's regional air superiority as we transition from the F-111 and classic Hornet."

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Source: Boeing

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