Super hornets soar with the eagles.
Prior to certification, VFA-115 pilots and maintenance crews trained with VFA-122, the Super Hornet fleet readiness squadron, for the arrival of the Navy's new Super Hornet aircraft. With an inventory of six aircraft, VFA-115 is now capable of operating autonomously.
The Super Hornet is a multimission aircraft that can be employed as a fighter, bomber or tanker. The new jet's tactical mission spectrum spans from long-range, sea-based air dominance to deep-strike interdiction. Designed to carry every tactical air-to-air and air-to-ground weapon in the Navy's inventory, the plane is equipped with an enhanced radar system and an advanced on-board sensor fusion capability. The Super Hornet is the Navy's premier strike fighter aircraft, planned to lead Naval Aviation in the 21st century.
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|Publication:||Naval Aviation News|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Sep 1, 2001|
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