F/A-18 Super Hornet News

U.S. Approves CAD/PAD sale of Kuwait’s F/A-18 and KC-130J
Air Logistics

U.S. Approves CAD/PAD sale of Kuwait’s F/A-18 and KC-130J

The State Department has approved a possible FMS to Kuwait of additional Cartridge Actuated Device/Propellant Actuated Devices (CAD/PAD) and support.

Boeing to Stop the Production of Hornets in 2025
Air

Boeing to Stop the Production of Hornets in 2025

Boeing stops its F/A-18 Super Hornet jet production line following delivery of the final U.S. Navy fighters. If the Indian Navy chooses the Super Hornet, production could be extended until 2027. The Company will focus on T-7A Red Hawk advanced training aircraft and autonomous refuelling UAV MQ-25 Stingray, both of which are produced in St. Louis.

Swiss sign controversial $5.5 B deal to purchase F-35 fighters
Air Bilateral Relations

Swiss sign controversial $5.5 B deal to purchase F-35 fighters

Switzerland’s House of Representatives gave final approval on Thursday to buy 36 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighter jets. The decision allowed Bern to sign the purchase contract ahead of without waiting for a referendum on the $5.5 billion deal. The head of Switzerland’s armaments service has formally signed a procurement contract to buy three dozen F-35 fighter jets that will be delivered between 2027 and 2030.

An F-18 fell into Sea from an Aircraft Carrier
Navy / Maritime Air

An F-18 fell into Sea from an Aircraft Carrier

According to the US Navy, on July 8, a F/A-18 Super Hornet jet from the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman’s board fell into the Mediterranean Sea.

Finland Chose F-35A
Air

Finland Chose F-35A

On Friday, the government of non-NATO Finland announced that it had chosen the F-35 fighter jets to replace the current fleet of F/A-18 Hornets.