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The new aircraft, flown by No.1
Squadron crews from US Naval Air
Station Lemoore in California, join the
five other Super Hornets delivered in
Commanding Officer No.1 Squadron,
Wing Commander Glen Braz, said there
would be more jets in country by the
end of the year.
“By the end of 2010, we will declare
initial operating capability,” WGCDR
“We will have all the aircraft in
Australia by October next year.”
The Commander said they have been
putting the Super Hornets through
their paces and that the aircraft are
performing very well.
With the arrival of the six aircraft, they
will pick-up their rate of effort.
“We will send six up at a time,
morning and afternoon,” WGCDR Braz
Minister for Defence, Senator John
Faulkner said the Super Hornet
acquisition project continues to be a
“It is delivering a quantum leap in air
combat capability to Air Force, on-time
and on-budget,” Senator Faulkner said.
“No. 1 Squadron’s transition from
operating the venerable F-111 to the
highly sophisticated Super Hornet has
delivered a new and potent air combat
capability that will serve Australia for
many years to come”.
Of the 12 Super Hornets already
delivered by Boeing, aircraft A44-
201 remains in the United States
conducting advanced software
development trials with the US Navy.
Boeing is assembling Australia’s
F/A-18F Super Hornets at its St Louis
More Super Hornets
arrive at RAAF Amberley
RAAF Base Amberley is closer to its full complement of 24 F/A-18F Super
Hornets following the arrival of six more aircraft from the US.
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