Super Hornet Plans Hinge On 2015 Budget Request

By Amy Butler
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
February 24, 2014

The release of next week's Pentagon budget request to Congress will set the stage for one of the first of several key decisions for Boeing's defense sector, which recently came under new leadership.

Ever since Lockheed Martin snatched the $398 billion winner-take-all F-35 program in 2001, it has been no secret that Boeing's fighter business as it is known today—anchored by the twin-engine F-15 and F/A-18E/F manufactured in St. Louis—would come to an end. The questions have been when it will end and to what extent a newly defined Boeing Defense, Space and Security will emerge.

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