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Navy F18 Tests Countermeasures


An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the 'Knighthawks' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136, tests its flare countermeasures system prior to heading into Iraq on a Close Air Support (CAS) mission in support of U.S. and coalition ground forces on Aug. 17. VFA-136 is part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 embarked aboard nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and the Global War on Terrorism. (U.S. Navy photo)