The Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornet fleet gives Australia an upgraded air combat capability for both air-to-air and air-to-ground mission until the full introduction into service of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).
The F/A-18F Super Hornets are larger than the F/A-18A/B Hornets. The aircraft's increased wing area allows them to carry more stores further on their extra hardpoints.
Air Force has 24 F/A-18F Super Hornets, which will ensure that Australia's air combat capability edge is maintained until the full introduction into service of the planned F-35A (Joint Strike Fighter).
The F/A-18F Super Hornet achieved Final Operational Capability in December 2012.
The Super Hornet is operated by
No. 1 Squadron, RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland
No. 6 Squadron, RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland
Super Hornet flying operations and noise information at RAAF Base Amberley.