Super Hornets on the flightline at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, USA.
The first group of Air Force’s next-generation Super Hornets will arrive in Australia later this month.
The Super Hornets arrival will represent a major leap in Air Force capability. They are Australia’s first new air combat aircraft in 25 years.
A detachment of aircrew and maintenance personnel from RAAF’s No. 1 Squadron is currently at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California, preparing the aircraft for the series of flights to Australia.