Boeing today announced that the first Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18F Super Hornet successfully completed its first flight on Monday.
Boeing unveiled the aircraft July 8 at the company’s Integrated Defense Systems facility in St. Louis.
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has orderd 24 F/A-18Fs. Delivery of the first one will be completed later this month, three months ahead of schedule. The remaining 23 Super Hornets will be delivered to the RAAF throughout 2010 and 2011.