Raytheon announced on 6th November that the US Navy has deployed the RTX’s StormBreaker Smart Sumition on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Aircraft. Thus the F/A-18 became the first approved US Navy aircraft to carry StormBreaker.
The U.S. Air Force declared Initial Operating Capability for StormBreaker on the F-15E Strike Eagle in 2022, and all three variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are currently in integration testing with StormBreaker.
“The weapon’s unprecedented capabilities provide aviators with the ability to strike targets in difficult and dynamic scenarios,” said Paul Ferraro, president of Air Power at Raytheon. “StormBreaker is a prime example of how we are using digital technologies to deliver advanced air dominance weapons, ensuring the continued relevance of fourth-generation aircraft.”