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  • U.S. Navy Just Got Its First New F/A-18 Super Hornets — Here Are The Key Upgrades

    06/23/2020 9:02:45 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 22 | Eric Tegler
    "... In service with the Navy and Marine Corps since 1983, the flexible design has gone through a Porsche 911-like evolution. Two type series of the original Hornet, the A/B and C/D preceded the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, a larger more capable version of the F/A-18 introduced in 1999. Since then the Super Hornet has been updated with “Block II” models and now there’s a “Block III” Super Hornet....
  • US tests new bomb that will change ‘the rules of the game’

    06/22/2020 6:42:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies ^ | 2020-06-22 | By News Desk
    BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The United States tested the new smart bomb, GBU-53 StormBreaker, using one of their modern warplanes. According to reports, the U.S. Navy’s FA-18E/F Super Hornet fighter and attack aircraft launched the GBU-53 StormBreaker all-weather bomb on a designated target. The new bomb can be used in all weather conditions, including poor visibility, Janes Defense reported last week. An RMD spokesperson told Janes that the U.S. Air Force determines the number of tests needed to validate the bomb, but did not specify when it would be available. “The USAF (US Air Force) program office, in co-ordination...
  • Israel Turns Artillery Rocket Into Supersonic 'Rampage' Air-Launched Stand-Off Weapon

    06/11/2018 7:26:36 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Drive ^ | JUNE 11, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Israeli Military Industries Systems, or IMI Systems, in cooperation with Israel Aerospace Industries, abbreviated IAI, is close to finishing development of a new air-launched, precision-guided, high-speed weapon called Rampage that can hit targets more than 90 miles away. The announcement comes as Israel steps up its cross-border campaign against Iran and its interests in neighboring Syria, which has seen an increasing emphasis on stand-off capabilities given the complex air defense environment in that country, but the weapon could also be especially attractive to a number of foreign military forces. The two Israeli state-run companies officially unveiled the new weapon in...
  • EMALS Launches Super Hornet

    12/24/2010 10:55:32 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 1+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | 12/20/2010 | John Reed
    By John Reed Monday, December 20th, 2010 5:26 pm Posted in Air, International, Naval The U.S. Navy’s next-generation electromagnetic catapult performed its first ever live aircraft launch on Saturday when an F/A-18E Super Hornet was shot from the system at the Navy’s Lakehurst Air Engineering Station in New Jersey. This marks the first time that a Navy plane has been launched by anything other than a steam catapult in over half a century. “Today we answered the question — will EMALS work,” said Kathleen Donnelly, Director for Support Equipment and Aircraft Launch and Recovery at Lakehurst. “Now we’ll work toward...

    10/18/2006 7:20:09 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 34 replies · 2,524+ views
    FNN NEWS TV (Japanese) Short 300k Video Clip ^ | 18 October 2006 | FNN News TV (Japanese) Short Clip
    Japanese TV reporters (FNN) today captured photo and video images of single seater F/A 18-E "Super Hornet", carrier based EC-2 Hawkeye surveillance craft and USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)mobilization and aired the reports in evening Japanese TV. This is all seen as further analysis of the DPRK nuke testing and in preparation for possible action against North Korea. The Japanese Self Defense Forces are also cooperating with the United States in preparation for the eventual forced halting of DPRK ships destined for and leaving North Korea, the boarding of said ships and inspection of Cargo under PSI measures.THIS CLIP WILL...
  • Chairman Does 'Check Ride' in Super Hornet

    10/21/2003 11:14:13 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 8 replies · 228+ views
    DoD - American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct. 21, 2003 | Jim Garamone
    Chairman Does 'Check Ride' in Super Hornet By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press Service NAVAL AIR STATION LEMOORE, Calif., Oct. 21, 2003 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff suited up and took over the backseat of the Navy's newest fighter-bomber here Oct. 20. Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, who has more than 4,000 hours flying various Air Force high-performance aircraft, checked out the capabilities of the FA-18E Super Hornet. He flew with VFA-122, a Fleet Replacement Squadron at the central California base. A Navy pilot helps Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint...