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USN outlines F/A-18 STE enhancements

8th July 2020 - 14:00 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Holsworthy


The USN has unveiled plans for its continued update of F/A-18 and EA-18G synthetic training equipment (STE) over the next four years.

With all but two of the programmes funded, the US Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) expects to spend around $220 million on the upgrades.

The first contract is expected to be awarded in September to upgrade the F/A-18C/D Hornet Tactical Operational Flight Trainer (TOFT) with the Next Generation Threat System (NGTS) Version 3.2.

This is a sole-source $20.5 million contract to be undertaken by the TOFT OEM, L3 Harris Link Training & Simulation.

NGTS has

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Trevor Nash


Trevor Nash

After a career in the British Army, Trevor Nash worked in the simulation and training …

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