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Super hornets soar with the eagles.

The first operational F/A-18E Super Hornet squadron, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, NAS Lemoore, Calif., was declared safe for flight certification following a series of inspections and reviews to satisfy Navy requirements. Nicknamed the Eagles, the squadron will train for its first deployment with the Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Battle Group and Carrier Air Wing 14 next summer.

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
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2001
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