Pilot Identified Following F/A-18E Dath Valley Crash

August 2, 2019 – The pilot of the F/A-18E Super Hornet that crashed approximately 40 miles north of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California, on July 31 has been identified. The Super Hornet, assigned to the “Vigilantes” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California, was flown by Lt. Charles Z. Walker, 33.…

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Boeing Receives U.S. Navy Multiyear Contract for F/A-18 Production

March 20, 2019 – With a three-year contract award for 78 F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets, Boeing [NYSE: BA] will play a vital role in the U.S. Navy’s fleet modernization efforts. The Block III configuration adds capability upgrades that include enhanced network capability, longer range, reduced radar signature, an advanced cockpit system and an enhanced communication system. Boeing will begin…

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Navy Super Hornets Leave Nest, Soar Skies with Air Force Falcons

Several U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, honed joint-integration tactics with Misawa Air Base’s F-16 Fighting Falcons across Northern Japan skies, Feb. 28. Falcon and Super Hornet pilots worked together to rapidly plan, execute and debrief a defensive counter air (DCA) sortie, combining both services’ expertise in multirole…

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