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More Rhinos arrive at Amberley

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 6, 2010
A44-210 arrives at Amberley. (Dept of Defence)

The RAAF has taken delivery of six more Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets at RAAF Base Amberley on July 6 following the completion of a four day delivery flight from NAS Lemoore in California supported by two Omega 707 aerial refuelling tankers.

“No. 1 Squadron’s transition from operating the venerable F-111 to the highly sophisticated Super Hornet has delivered a new and potent air combat capability that will serve Australia for many years to come,” Minister for Defence, Senator John Faulkner, said. “The Super Hornet acquisition project continues to be a major success. It is delivering a quantum leap in air combat capability to Air Force, on-time and on-budget.”

At least one and possibly three more Super Hornets are due to be delivered this year, with the remaining 10 all due by the end of 2011.

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The first five F/A-18Fs, or Rhinos, were delivered in March.

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More Rhinos arrive at Amberley

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 6, 2010
A44-210 arrives at Amberley. (Dept of Defence)

The RAAF has taken delivery of six more Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets at RAAF Base Amberley on July 6 following the completion of a four day delivery flight from NAS Lemoore in California supported by two Omega 707 aerial refuelling tankers.

“No. 1 Squadron’s transition from operating the venerable F-111 to the highly sophisticated Super Hornet has delivered a new and potent air combat capability that will serve Australia for many years to come,” Minister for Defence, Senator John Faulkner, said. “The Super Hornet acquisition project continues to be a major success. It is delivering a quantum leap in air combat capability to Air Force, on-time and on-budget.”

At least one and possibly three more Super Hornets are due to be delivered this year, with the remaining 10 all due by the end of 2011.

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The first five F/A-18Fs, or Rhinos, were delivered in March.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

More Rhinos arrive at Amberley

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 6, 2010
A44-210 arrives at Amberley. (Dept of Defence)

The RAAF has taken delivery of six more Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets at RAAF Base Amberley on July 6 following the completion of a four day delivery flight from NAS Lemoore in California supported by two Omega 707 aerial refuelling tankers.

“No. 1 Squadron’s transition from operating the venerable F-111 to the highly sophisticated Super Hornet has delivered a new and potent air combat capability that will serve Australia for many years to come,” Minister for Defence, Senator John Faulkner, said. “The Super Hornet acquisition project continues to be a major success. It is delivering a quantum leap in air combat capability to Air Force, on-time and on-budget.”

At least one and possibly three more Super Hornets are due to be delivered this year, with the remaining 10 all due by the end of 2011.

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The first five F/A-18Fs, or Rhinos, were delivered in March.

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