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F-18 Advanced Super Hornet
« on: October 31, 2016, 11:23:51 PM »
USNI.org news - Updated: August 28, 2013
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Boeing is touting an upgraded version of its Super Hornet fighters to extend the relevance of the airframe into 2030, company officials told USNI News on a Tuesday visit the Boeing Defense, Space & Security headquarters in St. Louis, Mo.

The upgraded offering — dubbed the Advanced Super Hornet (ASH) — features a modular series of options that include an improved engine, conformal fuel tanks (CFT), a stealthy weapons bay and an improved suite of sensors.

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Navy Tests Stealth-Like Features for Super Hornet | Miltary.com - Jul 15, 2014
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FARNBOROUGH, England -- The Navy recently conducted several ground and airborne tests of stealth-enhancing upgrades to the F/A-18 Super Hornet in an effort to improve the fighter aircraft's ability to elude radar detection, service leaders said.

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Supporters of the F-35 often counter Boeing's lobbying efforts saying the F/A-18's lack of stealth would make it useless in a war against an enemy like Russia, China, or Syria that bolster advanced air defense systems.

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The Super Hornet is configured to fire the AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missile, the AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile, or AMRAAM, the Joint Standoff Weapon, the Small Diameter Bomb and the Mk-84 general purpose bomb, among others.

These upgrades are needed because F/A-18 aircraft are expected to serve well into the 2030's, Morley added.


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Advanced Super Hornet shown during the recent test flights, note the conformal fuel tanks over the wings and Enhanced Weapons Pod adding stealthy weapon carriage capability to the aircraft. Photo: Boeing

YouTube video: Boeing Advanced Super Hornet makes its Debut
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Re: F-18 Advanced Super Hornet
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 03:08:22 PM »
Boeing Pitches Advanced Super Hornet For India Fighter Deal | Nov 22, 2016
http://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/boeing-pitches-advanced-super-hornet-india-fighter-deal
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Re: F-18 Advanced Super Hornet
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2017, 07:53:56 AM »
Check Out Boeing’s Advanced New Generation Super Hornet Fighter | american military news - March 10, 2017
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The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is the current U.S. Navy’s primary strike and air superiority aircraft. Even though the program was scheduled to be terminated due to the advent of the new fifth generation Joint Strike Fighter F-35C Lightning II aircraft, something incredible happened. Boeing was able to make a program with unparalleled success even better. The current F/A-18E/F fighter jet is an updated version of the F-18C/D, featuring a 20 percent larger airframe, 7,000 lb heavier empty weight, and 15,000 lb heavier maximum weight than the original Hornet.


Super Hornet Stealth Fighter - Boeing Advanced New Generation fighter

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