Royal Australian Air Force officials say they will bridge the widening gap until the arrival of the delayed Joint Strike Fighter by keeping the Boeing F/A-18F fleet in lockstep with U.S. Navy upgrades as well as continuing updates to its “classic” Hornet fleet. “We have the Super Hornet coming in as a bridging capability and, with significant upgrades to the current F-18 fleet, Australia is uniquely placed to get into the Joint Strike Fighter at a time of our choosing,” says Group Capt. ...

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