Navy and Marine Corps replacing faulty aircraft ejection seat components

Ukrainian servicemen shoot a SPG-9 recoilless gun during training in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Tuesday, July 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

The Navy and Marine Corps are replacing ejection seat parts in some fixed wing aircraft—including the F/A-18 Super Hornet—after the manufacturer discovered a defect. The issue involves cartridge actuated devices, or CADs, which deploy a parachute when aviators pull their ejection handle. All told, the issue was found in the F/A-18B/C/D Hornet, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet … Read more