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F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighter

Country of Origin: USA

operational notes

The Super Hornet conducted its first combat mission on Nov. 6, 2002, when F/A-18Es operating from the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN during their first operational cruise participated in air strikes near Al Kut over the southern Iraq no-fly zone as part of Operation Southern Watch. During the same cruise, Super Hornets flew missions over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Seventeen Super Hornets also deployed to the Persian Gulf onboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN and USS NIMITZ...

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