U.S Navy • F/A-18F Super Hornet • Launches off Aircraft Carrier Pacific Ocean

U.S Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Royal Maces” of VFA-27 launches off the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as part of a joint force sinking exercise (SINKEX) targeting the decommissioned frigate USS Curts (FFG 38) as part of Exercise Valiant Shield 2020. Valiant Shield is a U.S. only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training in a blue-water environment among U.S. forces. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and in the cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas.