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Aussie Hornets grow old but never die

6th March 2020 - 02:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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The Australian DoD announced on 5 March that up to 46 surplus Boeing F/A-18 Hornet fighters will be sold to Air USA for use as ‘red air’ adversary support in combat training.

Before the aircraft are despatched to the US company (based in Quincy, Illinois), personnel at RAAF Base Williamtown will service and prepare them for their future role.

The department commented: ‘The Classic Hornet aircraft will be used to provide training services to the United States Air Force and will be prepared over the next three to four years.’

On 18 October 2019, Air USA and six other companies

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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