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2OCU unveils special scheme as it starts last year of Hornet ops

The RAAF’s 2OCU has unveiled a special paint scheme on one of its F/A-18Bs to commemorate its final year of classic Hornet operations.

UPDATED – RAAF Hornet sale to Canada finalised

Canadian media has reported the sale of 25 former RAAF F/A-18A/B classic Hornets to Canada has been finalised and the transfer of the aircraft will commence this year.

TBT – Top End air combat at Pitch Black 12

With Exercise Pitch Black 18 currently in full swing in the skies above the Northern Territory, today's Throwback Thursday feature revisits Pitch Black 12.

Throwback Thursday: Fast Jet females

Report examines why Australia has yet to graduate a female fighter jet pilot In almost a quarter century since the Australian Defence Force fully opened the cockpit door, women have piloted C-130s, C-17s and Black Hawk helicopters and more. But they have yet to crack the big one, to become fully qualified fast jet pilots.

Canada to up RAAF Hornet buy to 25 jets

Canada has increased to 25 the number of F/A-18A/B Hornets it has requested to acquire from Australia to complement its own force of similar CF-188A/B Hornets, Canadian media has reported. The Ottawa Citizen said on June 15 that the number of jets to be acquired by Canada’s Department of National Defence has risen from 18 as reported in


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