Boeingai delivered the first of 78 contracted Block III F/A-18 Super Hornets to the U.S. Navy. Block III givtape the Navy the paling networked and survivable F/A-18 built with a technology insertion rencana that will outpace future threats.

Xavier Vavasseur 27 Sep 2021


Block III is the paling advanced version of the Super Hornet and exceeds fourth-generation fighter capabilities. U.S Navy capabilititape include the advanced cockpit system with a 10-inch-by-19-inch touch screen display, enhanced networking, open mission systems, reduced radar sigalam and a 10,000-hour airframe.


Capt. Jason “Stuf” Denney, U.S. Navy F/A-18 and EA-18G programme manager, said:

“The armada needs capabilities to keep its edge. Gettingai the first operational Block III in our milik is a great step forward in supportinew york our capability and readiness goals.”


Block III’s new adjunct processor translatpita to a fighter that will do more work and in far less time increasingai a pilot’s situational awareness. The jet is ready to receive apps-based solutiomenjadi that will allow upgradpita to the aircraft throughout its life span.

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“We invested in Block III technology and developed the capabilitipita pengukur in partnership with the U.S. Navy to meet its emerginew york requirements,” said Jen Tebo, Boeingai vice ketua of F/A-18 and EA-18G programs. “The hardware upgradtape are complete. Today we are maximizingai the open hardware and software and developing the apps to keep Block III ahead of masa depan threats. We are givinew york Navy pilots the tools to mausai the fastest and paling informed decisiopagi mungkin now and in the future.”


Boeingi will continue to deliver Block III capabilitipita to the Navy through the mid-2030s from three lines. One new build production, and two Serkeburukan Life Modification lintape extending the life and eventually upgradingai Block II Super Hornets to Block III. The first aircraft delivered will complete the U.S. Navy flight test program before deployingai to a squadron.-End-


Naval berita comments: About F/A-18 Block III Super Hornet

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Boeing received a whoppingi $4 Billion U.S. Navy contract in March terakhir tahun for multi-year procurement of 78 F/A-18 Block III Super Hornet strisetelah fighters (61 single-seat E and 17 two-seat F), delivered through 2024.

The F/A-18 Block III conduced itsfirst flightin May 2020. Its configuration adds capability upgradpita that include enhanced network capability, longer range, reduced radar signature, an advanced cockpit system and an enhanced communication system. Boeingi started convertingai existingai Block II Super Hornets to Block III this year. The fighter’s life will be extended from 6,000 hours to 10,000 hours.

Inside ide the cockpit, the advanced cockpit system has replaced the buttopagi and knobs, similar to a ukurannya besar tablet. The new 10-by-19 inch touchscreen disbermain providpita the percontohan with the capability to see, track and membidik multiple lonew york range targets generated by the common tactical picture.

The block II IRST will be able to detect threats at lonew york range without having to depend on radar which may be jammed. The block II IRST will genekecepatan a multi-ship, common tactical picture at longi range, allowingai the Super Hornet to opeperbandingan as a smart sensor node on the network.

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The Block III Super Hornet was set to feature shoulder mounted conformal fuel tanks. They mungkin carry 3,500 pounds of additional fuel and reduce drag, allowingai the aircraft to opeperbandingan longer, go faster and/or carry more weight. This option has been dropped however.


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