The combat-proven CF-18 Hornet is a twin-engine, multi-mission, tactical aircraft. It converts between air-to-air fighter missions and air-to-ground strike missions while on the same sortie with the flick of a switch.
The CF-18 fulfills the following types of assignment: fighter escort, suppression of enemy air defenses, reconnaissance, forward air control, close air support, and day and night strike missions.
Adapted from the F/A-18, the Canadian version of the jet features:
The two-phase, nine-year incremental upgrade of Canada’s CF-18 Hornet fleet ensures an effective and operationally credible fighter force for Canada.