F/A-18 Super Hornet

Boeing performs first successful unmanned refueling mission

For the first time in history, Boeing has demonstrated air-to-air refueling using an unmanned aircraft....


A look at US Navy’s new vision for fighter jets in 2030

US Navy continues to refine ideas of how its aircraft will look in two decades. What are the latest changes?...


Boeing F-18 Super Hornet shows ability to ski-jump off India's carrier ramp

A F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet demonstrated its ability to take off by ski-jumping off a ramp similar to the one equipping some aircraft carriers....


Two pilots successfully eject from crashing F/A-18 Super Hornet

A F/A-18 Super Hornet of the Royal Australian Air Force suffered an engine failure during its takeoff run. The two pilots successfully ejected from the aircraft....


US Naval Air Forces orders partial stand-down pending inspection

Days after marking its safest year to date, the U.S. Navy suffered two crashes in a row. A partial grounding was ordered, pending a fleet-wide safety review....


US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet crashes during training in California

An F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet of the United States Navy crashed during training in California....


Germany picks Boeing F-18 to replace aging Tornado fleet

Germany has officially confirmed to the United States that it would acquire 45 F/A-18 Super Hornets from Boeing to replace part of the Panavia Tornado fleet.  ...


Top Gun 2: Maverick, Tom Cruise goes hypersonic?

The second trailer of the long-awaited Top Gun 2: Maverick, that will see Tom Cruise take back his iconic role as a fighter jet pilot, was released....


U.S. Navy new aircraft recovery system reaches milestone

The U.S. Navy announced that its newest aircraft recovery system, the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG), had successfully completed its most demanding test event to date with 22 aircraft arrestments in just over 26 minutes....


Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet to replace the German Tornado?

Since 2017, the German government has been actively looking to replace its aging fleet of Panavia Tornado aircraft. The strike aircraft that entered service in the 1970s is now even too old to participate in NATO missions. After eliminating the Lockheed F-35 and the Boeing F-15 SE, the German Ministry of Defense could now be favoring the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet over its homemade fighter jet, the Eurofighter Typhoon. In a scenario reminisc...