Boeing Goes For The Gold With Super Hornet Upgrades

By Amy Butler
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
September 02, 2013
Credit: Boeing

After years of courting from afar, Boeing seems to finally have caught the U.S. Navy's attention—and support—for a series of upgrades for the F/A-18E/F designed to improve its stealthiness and keep it relevant against threats well beyond 2030.

With 25 hr. of flight time on new, stealthy F/A-18 fuel tanks and more upgrade trials planned, the company has shed any pretense of targeting the Defense Department.

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