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Paris Air Show: Sharper sting for Boeing's Super Hornet

10th June 2019 - 13:00 GMT | by Damian Kemp in St Louis

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Boeing expects to deliver the first two network-centric Super Hornet F/A-18 Block III aircraft in 2019 for testing and evaluation by the US Navy. 

Separately, the company has received a one-year contract worth almost $164 million to provide service life modification (SLM) work on ten F/A-18 Block II to take them to a Block III standard and establish a second SLM line.

This is the second of such contracts and seven aircraft have been inducted into the process already with the eighth due shortly on the St Louis, Washington line. The new SLM line will be opened in San Antonio,

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

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