35 years of the Hornet
Capt. Frank Morley, F/A-18 and EA-18G program manager, discusses the Legacy Hornet, Super Hornet and Growler.
Introduced in 1978 as a multi-mission aircraft, the F/A-18 Hornet was designed to be affordable in development and production, and even more importantly, affordable in lifecycle costs, where the key to success is improved reliability and maintainability. These goals have been achieved by this proven platform that will serve our nation well into the 21st century.
Swiss Air Force video showcasing F/A-18 Hornet operations as a tribute to the Hornet 35th anniversary.
On the 35th anniversary of the Hornet's first flight, NAVAIR Commander Vice Adm. David Dunaway reflects on his time in the cockpit of the legacy aircraft.
Anniversary slick sheets
Visit the EA-18G page to learn more on the Growler.
Short link for this page: www.navair.navy.mil/Hornet
F/A-18 A-D Hornet
The F/A-18 Hornet, an all-weather aircraft, is used as an attack aircraft as well as a fighter. In its fighter mode, the F/A-18 is used primarily as a fighter escort and for fleet air defense; in its attack mode, it is used for force projection, interdiction and close and deep air support.More Information
F/A-18 E-F Super Hornet
Built on the nation’s first strike fighter, the F-18 Hornet, today’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is an attack aircraft as well as a fighter through selected use of external equipment and advanced networking capabilities to accomplish specific missions.More Information
EA-18G Growler slick sheet (870 kb)