Boeing Defense, Space and Security
P.O. Box 516
St. Louis, MO 63166
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
Description and Purpose:
The combat-proven F/A-18E/F Super Hornetdelivers cutting-edge, next-generation
multi-role strike fighter capability that is available today, outdistancing current and
emerging threats well into the future. The Super Hornet has the capability,flexibility and
performance necessary to modernize the air or naval aviation forces of any country.
Built by the industry team of Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GE Aviation, and Raytheon,
the SuperHornet provides the warfighter with today’s newest advances in multimission
capability and growth for decades to come in missions, roles and technology. The Super
Hornet’s suite of integrated andnetworked systems provides enhanced interoperability
and support for ground forces as well as the overall force commander.
Two Super Hornet versions – the single-seat E model and the two-seatF model – are in
production today and in service with the U.S. Navy. The Royal Australian Air Force
operates 24 two-seat F model Super Hornets.
Both are true multi-role aircraft, able to performvirtually every mission in the tactical
spectrum, including air superiority, day/night strike with precision-guided weapons,
fighter escort, close air support, suppression of enemy air defenses,maritime strike,
reconnaissance, forward air control and tanker missions.
Max takeoff weight
66,000 lb (29,937 kg)
Field landing weight
Max catapult payload
34,000 lb (15,422 kg) Speed
E: 9,900 lb (4,491 kg) Combat ceiling
F: 9,000 lb (4,082 kg) Design load factor
50,600 lb (22,951 kg)
50,000+ ft (15,240+ m)
With atotal of 11 weapons stations, the Super Hornet gives warfighters extraordinary
payload flexibility by carrying a mixed load of air-to-air and air-to-ground ordnance. A
typical basic loadout for a...