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Hornets, Super Hornets and Growlers to receive retrofitted data transfer units, video recorders

4th October 2022 - 11:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


USN Super Hornets in formation. (Photo: USAF/Senior Airman Taylor Crul)

F/A-18C/D/E/F fighters and EA-18G aircraft will gain retrofitted avionics under new contract from US Navy.

Mercury Mission Systems is providing data transfer units and high-definition (HD) video recorders for installation aboard F/A-18C/D Hornet and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet multirole fighters, as well as EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft.

The California-based company will provide 68 of its 1553 Data Transfer Units for retrofit on F/A-18C/Ds and 36 for EA-18Gs.

Additionally, a total of 144 HD video recorders will be installed on Hornets and Super Hornets.

Work on the $35.71 million contract from Naval Air Systems Command is expected to finish in July 2024.

Mercury Mission Systems was awarded the deal under a Small Business Innovation Research Phase III programme called Automatic Real-Time, Reconfigurable Interface Generalization Hardware Multiprotocol Data Recorder.

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