By The Coast’s Peter Collins | 15 November 2018 | 09:54:54While the CF‑18 is currently flying from Australian bases to the US, it is in fact the aircraft that is being used by the US military for the war on terror.
According to an article by The Coast, US Air Force officials are concerned about a problem involving the CF‐104 Super Hornet.
While the Super Hornets have been in the Air Force fleet for decades, it has never been deployed to the war zone.
It is understood that a problem in the software used to control the aircraft has caused problems in the system, causing the aircraft to stall or go down in the sky.
The CF‐18s that have been used in the war against ISIS have been involved in more than 100 missions since 2003.
The article said that the CF18 has been flown from Australia to the Middle East since March and is expected to be returned to Australia soon.
But the CF17 was also used by US troops in Afghanistan from March to December 2016.
The Super Hornes were originally developed by Boeing and used by American forces during the Vietnam War.
The CF17s were decommissioned in 2008.
The aircraft were also used to ferry troops and supplies to the Iraqi city of Ramadi in June 2014, which is still under attack by the Islamic State group.
In February 2017, the Super Hornets were flown by US forces to Syria to deliver humanitarian aid to the besieged town of Kobane.
The war in Iraq and Syria is now in its sixth year, with the US estimating that more than 5,000 people have been killed and more than 30,000 injured.