Tag Archives: F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

Reports: Boeing to Mull Participation in Canada’s Fighter Jet Replacement Competition

Boeing has not yet decided whether to propose its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft for a potential $14.5 billion contract to replace Canada’s fleet of CF-18 fighter planes, Flightglobal reported Tuesday. The Chicago-based aerospace company said in a statement it will assess its participation in Canada’s Future Fighter Capability Project once …

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Lockheed-Built LRASM Passes Flight Test, Moves Closer to Early Operational Capability

The U.S. Navy has completed a test flight of Lockheed Martin‘s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile system from a U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber aircraft. Lockheed said Tuesday two LRASMs engaged multiple maritime targets and met primary objectives during the test over Point Mogu Sea Range in California. David Helsel, LRASM program director at Lockheed’s missiles and fire control unit, …

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Capt. Emily Grabowski: Raytheon Works to Meet USAF Small Diameter Bomb Delivery Schedule

Capt. Emily Grabowski, a U.S. Air Force spokeswoman, has said the service branch believes Raytheon could supply enough Small Diameter Bomb II units for initial deployment on the F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft by 2019, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Grabowski told Bloomberg in an email the company “has worked diligently to address technical discoveries and is implementing …

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Boeing Gets Additional Funds for Navy Super Hornet Service Life Assessment, Extension Programs

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $42 million contract modification for efforts to extend the service life of F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft. The Defense Department said Tuesday the modification provides additional funds for the Super Hornet Service Life Assessment Program and Service Life Extension Program, which aim to lengthen the …

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Report: Belgium Issues F-16 Fighter Aircraft Replacement RFPs

Belgium has kicked off a search for new multirole fighter aircraft that will replace the Belgian air force’s fleet of Lockheed Martin-built F-16 planes, IHS Jane’s 360 reported Monday. Gareth Jennings writes Belgium requested proposals from multiple international defense organizations for the Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed’s F-35A, Boeing‘s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Dassault Aviation‘s Rafale and Saab‘s Gripen E. Belgium …

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