maxDate: new Date(d.getFullYear(), 12-1, 31), Site Terms | Privacy and Cookie Statement | Ad Choices googletag.defineSlot('/21810829768/news_usni-site-top_leaderboard', [[234, 60], [728, 90], [300, 100], [300, 250], [120, 240], [320, 100], [320, 50], [970, 90], [468, 60], [336, 280]], 'div-gpt-ad-1559939771238-0').defineSizeMapping(topLeaderboardSizeMapping).addService(googletag.pubads()); /* The demonstration – the jet successfully took off from a ski-jump launch after two years of studies – comes as the Indian Navy is looking for new fighter jets to operate from … Despite intentions for a 273-strong fleet of the fifth-generation F-35C, scheduled for its first operational cruise in 2021, the Navy also has 79 brand-new Super Hornets on the order books. The program has had fits and starts over the last decade as the service has grappled with shaping the future of the air wing. Several more Super Hornets will follow. Presented in 18 languages with an interactive library. It also has the increased ability to receive targeting information from other platforms. format = format.replace(/yyyy/i, 'yy'); width: 1em !important; The NGAD program, previously known as F/A-XX, has sought to replace the payload capacity of the Super Hornets on carrier decks as the incoming F-35C Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter brings a stealthy fighter to the air wing. [CDATA[ */ }); The Advanced Cockpit System includes a new 10 x 19 inch touchscreen display provides the pilot with the capability to see, track and target multiple long range targets generated by the common tactical picture. addSize([800, 0], [[300,250],[336,280],[300,100],[320,50],[320,100],[468,60],[234,60],[120,240]]). As the most advanced and least expensive aircraft per flight hour of its kind, the F/A-18 Super Hornet will deliver on India’s need for a carrier and land based multi-role fighter. Besides the Super Hornet, competitors for this contract are the Dassault Rafale, MiG-29K (already in service with the Indian Navy) and the Saab 39 Gripen. Pentagon leaders singled out the Chinese Dongfeng family of DF-21 and DF-26 anti-ship ballistic missiles as a key threat last year. A. Bush at sea to get a feel for what life is like aboard an aircraft carrier, and to see F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets in action. Together we will innovate and operate to make the world a better place for future generations. Boeing welcomed back the first F/A-18 Super Hornet to enter the Service Life Modification program to St. Louis. “Delivery of this last production Block 2 Super Hornet is […] a stepping stone along the path to continuously evolving our platforms to meet the US Navy’s ever-evolving needs,” said Captain Jason Denney, Program Manager of the F/A-18 and EA-18 Program Office (PMA-265). googletag.defineSlot('/21810829768/news_usni-article-inline_banner', bannerSizes, 'div-gpt-ad-1591808661489-0').defineSizeMapping(bannerSizeMapping).addService(googletag.pubads()); The pilots met with Boeing employees and toured the factory where Boeing builds F/A-18 aircraft. Boeing has given an F/A-18 a new lease on life after delivering the first Super Hornet under Service Life Modification to the U.S. Navy. All Rights Reserved. Boeing will work closely with Indian industry to ensure they have the very latest technologies, applying lessons learned from the current Super Hornet production line. In total it supports more than 60,000 highly skilled jobs in 44 states, including small businesses. [CDATA[ googletag.pubads().collapseEmptyDivs(); Boeing crews split two retired Super Hornets in two to study how heavy usage impacts the aircraft. Boeing’s global reach includes customers in approximately 150 countries and employees and operations in more than 65 countries. Hornet Homecoming for F/A-18 Squadron in St. Louis. beforeShow: function(input, inst) { $('#ui-datepicker-div').addClass('show'); }, Whenever. changeMonth: true, February 6, 2020 in Defense. '// //