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For category page, see Category:Weapon Systems Officers.

For Wikipedia article page, see Wikipedia:Weapon systems officer.

A weapon systems officer (WSO, pronounced wizzo) is a U.S. Naval Flight Officer who occupies the rear seat of the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet. A WSO is a modern-day version of the radar intercept officer, which occupied the rear seat of such aircraft as the F-4 Phantom II and the F-14 Tomcat and were depicted in Top Gun by Goose, Merlin, Slider, Sundown and Wolfman.

In Top Gun: Maverick, WSOs include Bob and Fanboy.