Boeing CF-18 Hornet (military designation: CF-188) is an multi-role fighter jet designed and manufactured by McDonnell Douglas, now part of Boeing Integrated Defense System and (BIDS), USA. The plane was built for the Canadian Forces and is based on its predecessor, F/A 18 Hornet.
The aircraft can be used for air defense, air superiority, tactical support, training, exams, acrobatics and aerospace and evaluation.
The Canadian Forces initially acquired 128 CF-18 Hornet of which 25 were lost in accidents and 43 were sold to an undisclosed customer. The fleet is expected to be decommissioned between 2017 and 2020.