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US Navy orders Block III Super Hornet

27th March 2019 - 10:15 GMT | by Jack Richardson in London


The F/A18 Super Hornet will remain as the backbone of the US Navy strike fighter fleet for the foreseeable future as the service orders the latest Block III variant.

Boeing received a MY contract from US Navy Air Systems Command for 78 new build examples on 20 March.

The work will see 78 aircraft (61 of the single-seat E variant and 17 of the twin-seat F variant) delivered.

The fixed-price contract is valued at $4bn and also covers the upgrade of existing Block II models to Block III standard.

A Boeing spokesperson told Shephard that the first new aircraft will

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Jack Richardson


Jack Richardson

Jack is staff reporter at Shephard Media, focusing mainly on the sea domain.

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