F/A-18 Classic Hornets

Australia bids farewell to Classic Hornets, retires F/A-18A/B fleet

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has officially retired its original F/A-18 Hornet after 35 years in service. ...


No more office hours for Swiss air policing missions

Until now, pilots of the Swiss Air Force were only available during working hours. From 2021, they will be at the ready full time....


50.1% of Swiss voters approve the acquisition of new fighter jets

On September 27, 2020, Switzerland held a referendum on whether it should acquire or not new fighter jets. 50.1% of voters have voted “yes” to the procurement of new aircraft for the Swiss Air Force....


58% of Swiss voters support buying new fighter jets, poll shows

On September 27, 2020, five bills will be put to the vote of Swiss citizens through a referendum. Among the questions, one will concern the acquisition of new fighter jets for the Swiss Air Force. A new poll reveals that 58% of voters are in favor of procurement....


Australia to sell 46 F/A-18 Hornet to private military contractor

The Australian Ministry of Defense announced its intention to sell 46 F/A-18 Hornets to the private company US Air over the next three to four years. They will serve to support the training of the United States Air Force pilots....


Boeing: Canada is buying used F/A-18 Classic Hornets

Boeing is saying goodbye to Super Hornet deal with Canadian government prior the official decision is even released. It appears that the dispute between Boeing and Canadian rival Bombardier is continuing to elaborate, as the US plane manufacturer announced that Canadian government will not buy its Super Hornets fighter jets, opting for used Classic Hornets instead....