Boeing and Northrop Grumman conducted virtual carrier air wing teaming scenarios using MQ-25, F/A-18 and E-2D simulations including actual flight software. Manned-unmanned teaming is a key capability identified in the Navy’s new Unmanned Campaign Framework.
Tag Archives : F/A-18
17 Jun 2020
Boeing delivered the first two F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets to the U.S. Navy for flight testing. One jet is a single-seat E model and the other is a two-seat F model.
03 Jun 2020
Boeing has delivered the first Super Hornet test aircraft for the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angel flight demonstration squadron.
24 Sep 2019
The next generation Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) is set to achieve early operational capability with the F/A-18E/F by the end of the month, Naval News learned from NAVAIR, bringing new capabilities to U.S. Naval Air Forces.
20 May 2019
The F/A-18 Service Life Modification program has received its second contract to induct 12 jets. The program extends the life of existing Super Hornets from 6,000 to 10,000 flight hours. In 2023 the program will begin converting the jets into the new Block III configuration.
21 Mar 2019
Boeing received a whopping $4 Billion U.S. Navy contract for multi-year procurement of 78 F/A-18 Block III Super Hornet strike fighters (61 single-seat E and 17 two-seat F), delivered through 2024.