For more than a decade, Boeing has partnered with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to help develop Australia’s F/A-18F Super Hornet fleet into one of the most advanced and formidable multi-role fighters in the world today.

The combat-proven aircraft, which delivers cutting-edge, next-generation multi-role strike fighter capability, is critical to the defence of the nation and its allies.

The twin seat F/A-18F Super Hornet is able to perform virtually 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 defences, maritime strike, reconnaissance, forward air control and tanker missions.

Today, the RAAF’s 24 F/A-18F Super Hornets, operated by No. 1 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley, are sustained under Boeing’s Air Combat Electronic Attack Sustainment Program (ACEASP).

The contract is delivered by Boeing Defence Australia, which leverages both local industry expertise and Original Equipment Manufacturer capabilities from The Boeing Company in the U.S. to provide sustainment services for the RAAF’s fleet of F/A-18F Super Hornets and 11 EA-18G Growlers.

Through the ACEASP, Boeing provides logistics, maintenance, engineering and operational and capability upgrade management services to its RAAF customers.

The aircraft are tied in with the United States Navy spiral development program – ensuring the platforms keep their capability edge – with significant hardware and software enhancements delivered to the fleet on a two-yearly cycle.

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