Block III Super Hornet

Chief Petty Officer explains why the US Navy gave up plans to fit conformal fuel tanks on its F/A-18 Super Hornet fleet

Chief Petty Officer explains why the US Navy gave up plans to fit conformal fuel tanks on its F/A-18 Super Hornet fleet

Conformal fuel tanks for US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fleet Conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) are additional fuel tanks fitted closely… Read More

10 months ago

US Navy issues Boeing $200 million to keep its F/A-18E/F production line humming ahead of a congressionally mandated 20 Super Hornet strike fighter buy

The Jun. 1, 2023 Defense Department contract announcement says that the contract modification specifically “procures critical long lead material and… Read More

12 months ago

Video shows Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet Successfully Completing Carrier Compatibility in India

The F/A-18E/F Block III Super Hornet can act as a force multiplier for the Indian Navy as it interfaces with… Read More

2 years ago

US Navy Block III F/A-18 Super Hornet test jet controls three UAVs

The UAVs executed all commands given by Block III F/A-18 Super Hornet pilots during tests over a two-week period. Boeing… Read More

2 years ago

USMC allegedly interested in acquiring Kuwait Air Force F/A-18 Legacy Hornet Strike Fighters

A Kuwait-based defense analyst has said that the US Marine Corps (USMC) is interested in taking over Kuwait’s F/A-18 Legacy… Read More

2 years ago

US Navy receives First Operational Block III Super Hornet, the most advanced F/A-18 ever built

Block III gives the Navy the most networked and survivable F/A-18 Super Hornet built with a technology insertion plan that… Read More

3 years ago

First production EA-18G is the first Growler to receive capabilities common with the F/A-18F Super Hornet Block III upgrades

The modifications are focused on updating the jets’ structural and mission systems architecture, enabling future capability growth for the Navy’s… Read More

3 years ago

Rafale Vs F/A-18 Super Hornet: which one between Rafale and ‘Rhino’ is the better multirole fighter aircraft?

A lot of people have a misconception of F/A-18 Super Hornet being older. If anything the Super Hornet Block III… Read More

4 years ago

First two F/A-18 Super Hornets to complete Service Life Modification delivered to the US Navy

Initially, SLM will extend the life of Super Hornets from 6,000 to 7,500 flight hours. Future modification plans in 2022… Read More

4 years ago

Boeing delivers first two F/A-18 Block III Super Hornet test aircraft to U.S. Navy

The first operational Block III jet will be delivered to the Navy in early 2021. Boeing delivered the first two… Read More

4 years ago

Video shows first flight of F/A-18 Block III Super Hornet

Boeing expects to deliver the first aircraft to the US Navy in the coming weeks. Released on Twitter by Boeing… Read More

4 years ago

Boeing Rolls-Out first F/A-18F Block III Super Hornet advanced strike fighter

By late spring 2020 two Block Super Hornets will be delivered to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 "Salty… Read More

4 years ago

US Navy receives final Block II Super Hornet, ready to take delivery of first Block III aircraft

The US Navy took delivery of the final Block II Super Hornet, closing out a run of 322 one-seater F/A-18Es… Read More

4 years ago

F/A-18 Super Hornet equipped with IRST Block II Completes First Flight

“The IRST Block II gives the F/A-18 improved optics and processing power, significantly improving pilot situational awareness of the entire… Read More

4 years ago

US Navy is Not Sure if its Sixth Generation Combat Aircraft will be Launched from an Aircraft Carrier

The US Navy is still working on the question of what the next combat aircraft after the F-35C will be,… Read More

4 years ago

Boeing Receives Second U.S. Navy Contract for F/A-18 Service Life Modification to extend the life of existing Super Hornets from 6,000 to 10,000 flight hours

The San Antonio Service Life Modification line is scheduled to receive its first Super Hornet in June, and a total… Read More

5 years ago

Boeing pitches Block III Super Hornet to Switzerland

“The Rhino is combat proven and is capable to defeat any threat in the air-to-air arena. The Block III Super… Read More

5 years ago