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US Navy visits for Exercise Black Dagger

written by WOFA | March 15, 2013
Super Hornet of the US Navy's VFA-115 squadron arriving in Townsville for exercises. (Dave Parer)

Eight USN Super Hornets and supporting aircraft arrived in Townsville recently to participate in the two-week exercise Black Dagger as part of the qualification of joint terminal attack controllers.

Regular photo contributor to Australian Aviation, Dave Parer, took these images at the aircraft arrived in Townsville.

Talking to the Townsville Bulletin, commanding officer of the USN’s visiting VFA-115 squadron said when describing the Super Hornet: “I like to call it the sound of freedom”.

A C-130 depoloyed with VFA-115 to support the Super Hornets. (Dave Parer)

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