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Paris Air Show: New sting planned for Hornet

13th June 2017 - 11:30 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Mesa

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Boeing is looking to take its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block III, based on the heritage of a 1970s platform, decades into the future with a strategy to make it more easily upgraded and improve its operational envelope while it flies alongside the latest generation of stealthy F-35 fighter aircraft.

The US Navy (USN) has funding to procure aircraft in the FY17 budget and there is a programme of record for procurement in FY18 and beyond; while the company believes there are sales opportunities into the 2020s.

Additionally, the company is standing up a programme of record to extend the

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Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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