The F/A-18 is an impressive engine 2 multi-role supersonic combat aircraft and attack aircraft for the use of aircraft carriers and conventional air base. The main tasks of the wasp are air superiority, fighter escort, suppression of enemy air defense, reconnaissance, forward air control (FAC) and day and night strike missions. The U.S F/A-18.
can be equipped with, AIM-9 Sidewinder AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-120 AMRAAM, Harpoon, AGM-88 HARM, AGM-84 SLAM, SLAM-ER, AGM-65 Maverick missiles, AGM-154 Joint Stand-Off Weapons (JSOW), Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM), several general purpose bombs, mines and rockets. The new version (Super Hornet) is an AIM-9 missiles and improvement can also use laser-guided Paveway bombs.
The F/A-18 was developed to support the F-14 Tomcat aboard the USS United States Navy. The wasp can pilot air to air combat and air-to-earth with the touch of a button in the cockpit