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Boeing to provide F-15 Legion Pods
"With a fully integrated Legion Pod on the F-15 Eagle, the U.S. Air Force will have a revolutionary capability to counter the most potent threats," Michael Williamson, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Boeing has given Lockheed Martin two contracts: first is a 28-month Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract for the Legion Pod and a Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP)...
Boeing to provide F-15 Legion Pods
The contract provides for engineering, manufacturing, and development, production, integration, testing and deployment of F-15 Legion Pod IRST Pods Boeing has been awarded a $208 million contract to supply F-15 Legion Pod infrared search-and-track (IRST) pods. This sole-source acquisition is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2020. The Pentagon announced under Release No: CR-164-18 that the contract provides for engineering, manufacturing,...
U.S. Navy plans to convert 45 more Super Hornets to Block III configuration
NAVAIR says the potential contract will cover modifications to up to 15 Super Hornets in fiscal year 2019 and a maximum of 30 aircraft in FY2020 U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has indicated that it intends to modify another 45 Super Hornets to the Block III configuration. Last month, Boeing was awarded a contract to modify four jets to the...
Boeing will soon award Legion pod full development and production contract to Lockheed Martin
Legion Pod is mounted on the centreline of the F-15 – mirroring what the Super Hornet Block III is doing with the IRST21 long-wave infrared sensor A senior executive from Boeing told Jane’s on Mar. 22, 2018, that Lockheed Martin will be awarded a full development and production contract to integrate the Legion Pod infrared search-and-track (IRST) sensor on the...
Boeing receives U.S. Navy contract to convert Block II Super Hornets to a new Block III configuration
These Super Hornets will have enhanced network capability, conformal fuel tanks, an advanced cockpit system, signature improvements and an enhanced communication system once they are upgraded On Mar. 1, 2018 Boeing has been awarded a contract to modernize the U.S. Navy F/A-18 fleet, extending the life of existing Super Hornets from 6,000 to 9,000+ flight hours. Furthermore starting in the...
Boeing to integrate CFT on U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets
The integration of the CFT is one of the several improvements that will feature the Block III Super Hornet which Boeing is currently developing  The Pentagon announced on Feb. 14, 2018 that Boeing has been awarded $219 million “for the design, development, test and integration of the conformal fuel tank (CFT) in support of the F/A-18.” Majority of the work is to...
Kuwait is finally ready to purchase 40 F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighters
The country was cleared to buy 32 F/A-18Es and 8 F/A-18Fs during the final days of the Obama administration According Gulfnews.com Kuwait is ready to proceed with a plan to buy 40 F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighters from Boeing. The country was cleared to buy 32 F/A-18Es and 8 F/A-18Fs during the final days of the Obama administration. In November 2016, the...
U.S. Navy has only 170 F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighters that can fight a war
In order to get its F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter squadrons to carriers, the U.S. Navy is transferring hundreds of parts from its non-deployed squadrons, decreasing those aircraft’s ability to respond to the call of duty if needed Vice Adm Mike Shoemaker, commander of Naval Air Forces, has warned Congress that he only have 170 F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighters (or...
Here's how the F/A-18 Super Hornet will be able to fight against J-20 and Su-57 Stealth Fighters
“The IRST sensor is a key capability Super Hornet brings to the carrier air wing that nobody else has. It is a counter-air, counter-stealth targeting capability,” Dan Gillian, Boeing’s F/A-18 and EA-18G program manager As we have recently reported Lockheed Martin has secured two contracts from Boeing to upgrade its IRST21 sensor system for use on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18E/F...
Lokcheed Martin to upgrade U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F’s IRST21 sensor
IRST21 flies mounted in the F/A-18E/F's centerline fuel tank Lockheed Martin has secured two contracts from Boeing to upgrade its IRST21 sensor system for use on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18E/F fleet. The company says $100 million will be spent “developing advanced software, performing hardware upgrades and delivering prototypes.” According to a Lockheed Martin news release, these efforts will further enhance IRST21's proven...

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