Top Speed: 2,223km/h (Mach 1.8)
The CF-188 Hornet is Canada’s primary high performance fighter aircraft, with its twin turbofan engines it fills the role of a multipurpose aircraft, able of both air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. Besides combat roles, the Hornet is also used for aerobatic test, aerospace testing, and training/evaluation. Due to its power and tactical capabilities the Hornet has been successful in numerous of Canada’s past military operations around the world.
The Hornet acts as a major part of our military contribution to NATO and NORAD operations, as it is able to patrol European airspace and North American borders effectively. One of the most recent operations the Hornet has been engaged in is OP REASSURANCE with NATO.