Thursday, January 16, 2014

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: The F-18 Fighter Jet - America’s Go-To Multipurpose Strike Fighter

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: The F-18 Fighter Jet - America’s Go-To Multipurpose Strike Fighter
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by K. V. Seth from reliable sources  Washington Times
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - January 16, 2014: Since the 1960s, the U.S. Navy has needed a reliable carrier-based strike fighter, and the F-18 and its different iterations have answered the call.

To this day, the fighter jet is considered “the most advanced multi-role strike fighter available” to the U.S. Armed Forces, according to the U.S. Navy.

Also known as the “backbone of U.S. naval aviation strike warfare,” the F-18 Hornet — the single-seat E model and the two-seat F model — is capable of performing “virtually every mission in the tactical spectrum,” the U.S. Navy reported.

Today, Northrop Grumman plays a principal role in the aircraft’s design and production. The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block II, which can reach speeds of 1,360 mph and altitudes up to 50,000 feet, boasts a combat range of 1,275 nautical miles, according to the Navy.

The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a combat-proven strike fighter with built-in versatility. The Super Hornet's suite of integrated and networked systems provides enhanced interoperability, total force support for the combatant commander and for the troops on the ground.

Both the single seat E and two-seat F models convert quickly from one mission type to the next with the flip of a switch to provide consistent air dominance:

*Link for This article compiled by K. V. Seth from reliable sources Washington Times
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