Australia replaces Super Hornets with legacy F-18A Hornets in Iraq mission
The six Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet fighters equipping the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) air task group (ATG) supporting coalition operations in Iraq have been replaced by what is understood to be the same number of older F/A-18A 'classic' Hornet.
The departing and incoming strike teams flew combat missions together during a two-week transition period.
The Super Hornets began operations in Iraq in September 2014. Since then they have flown more than 2,900 hours in more than 400 sorties. janes