F/A-18E Super Hornet

ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 16, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) during a deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region. The Navy recently awarded two contracts for the development and demonstration of a next-generation dual-band decoy to help determine the best fit to meet F/A-18E/F decoy requirements through a 27-month development and demonstration phase. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Singley/Released)