The RAAF now has 18 Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets in service with the delivery of a further three jets to RAAF Base Amberley last week.
The jets – A44-216, -217 and -218 – were ferried across the Pacific by 6SQN aircrews, and touched down at Amberley on July 14. They comprised the fourth batch of Super Hornets the RAAF has received to date.
The final six aircraft of the 24 on order will be delivered by the end of the year.
The first 15 Super Hornets became operational with 1SQN on December 8 last year, following the retirement of the F-111.