An F/A-18E/F Super Hornet breaks the sound barrier
A 2,000-lb. Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM)
A Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) mounted and ready to go
An F/A-18, armed to the teeth!
An F/A-18 about to take off
July 29, 2005 Boeing’s precision multiple moving target engagement goals for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet moved a step closer this week when it successfully demonstrated the capability of a single F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to engage moving land targets during a test at the Naval Air Warfare Center, in China Lake, California. Real-time targeting updates were accomplished using the aircraft's existing Digital Communications System (DCS) to communicate over a standard military link to a 2,000-lb. Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) equipped with a UHF weapon data link module. The weapon data link module included a miniature radio transceiver that transmitted link status back to the aircraft during weapon free-fall.
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