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Two RCAF CF-18 HornetsThe CF-18 Hornet was developed with many capabilities including air-to-air and air-to-ground combat.

The aircraft operates with several armaments for air-to-air combat including Sidewinder and Sparrow air-to-air missiles.

The Hornet can also play a role in ground combat with the use of the Maverick air-to-ground missile. It can be used to drop conventional bombs as well as precision-guided bombs and rockets.

The CF-18 also has a M-62 20 millimetre cannon.

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