The single-seat F/A-18 Hornet is the nation's first strike-fighter. It was designed for traditional strike applications such as interdiction and close air support without compromising its fighter capabilities. With its excellent fighter and self-defense capabilities, the Hornet increases strike mission survivability. The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels Flight Demostration Squadron proudly flies them.
F/A-18 Super Hornet
The newest model, the Super Hornet, is highly capable across the full mission spectrum: air superiority, fighter escort, reconnaissance, aerial refueling, close air support, air defense suppression and day/night precision strike. Compared to the original models, Super Hornet has longer range, an aerial refueling capability, increased survivability/lethality and improved carrier suitability.