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SUPER HORNET ACQUISITION CONTRACT SIGNED
Defence has established the first contract valued at approximately AUD$2.9bn with the United States Navy for the acquisition of 24 F/A-18F Super Hornets and associated support systems. Additional cases will be established later this year for weapons acquisition and sustainment of the aircraft.
program investment is approximately $6 billion over 10 years, which includes
acquisition and all support costs as well as personnel. Australian personnel
will begin Super Hornet training in the
The F/A-18F Super Hornet is a highly capable, battle proven, multi role aircraft that is currently in service with the US Navy through to 2030 and will ensure our air combat capability edge is maintained through the transition to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter over the next decade.
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