Boeing rolls out the first F/A-18 Block III Super Hornet fighter (video)

WASHINGTON, (BM) – The American aircraft giant rolled out the first Block III version of the Super Hornet. Soon, such aircraft will enter the service of the US Navy, learned citing Naked Science.

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Boeing completed the assembly of the first F/A-18 Block III Super Hornet fighter. This is the first of two aircraft that the Navy will use as part of the launch tests: at the end of the year, the US Navy will begin to receive this version of the aircraft in a complete set.

The new Super Hornet differs from its predecessors in a number of significant improvements, including conformal fuel tanks. They will increase the already considerable radius of action of the fighter.

Another major improvement is the new IRST, which increases pilot situational awareness. The latter should also be facilitated by the installation of a large touch screen in the cab.

The F/A-18E /F Super Hornet carrier-based fighter is an upgraded version of the F/A-18 Hornet. Today, Super Hornet serves as the main fighter of the U.S. Navy.

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Recall that in May Boeing rolled out the aircraft Loyal Wingman – an unmanned aerial wing, which is created in the interests of the Australian Air Force.


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