Canadian Jet Fighter Strikes Militants in Iraq

3 November 2014. Royal Canadian Air Force joining the American troops against the militants in Iraq.

Two Canadian jet fighter CF-18s attacked some targets near Fallujah, about 70 kilometers from west Baghdad.
RCAF CF-18 Hornet


RCAF CF-18 Hornet

The official statement said that Two CF-18s attacked the ISIL targets using GBU12 laser guide bombs, the amount of bombs around 250 kg. In the same mission, four hour mission of flight supported by Royal Canadian Air Force C-150 Polaris by air-to-air refueling mission.

Accomplishing the mission, all of three RCAF's aircraft safely landed at the base in Kuwait.

Canada included about 600 airmen and airwomen to support this air combat mission. Canadian troops carried more than 1.000 tonnes of supplies and weapons. The spoke person of Canada stated that they also supply to Iraqi troops in order to help the military operational against the militants.
The C-150 Polaris, Military Transport


The C-150 Polaris, Military Transport/Tanker Aircraft

Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) bring six CF-18 hornet jet fighter, two CP-140 Aurora the surveillance aircraft and a C-150 Polaris the multi-role transport tanker aircraft.

Canada's Parliament approved in join the air combat mission, answering the request from United States. The commitment comes for the next six months and there will be no ground troops in warfare.

Anyway, the RCAF CF-18 Hornet is a versatile jet fighter aircraft. The Hornet able to conduct air-to-air attack and air-to-ground combat as well as carrying heavy weapons. Twin powerful engines deliver supersonic capability in flight cruising.
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