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Super Hornets to Gain Counter-Stealth Capability with New IRST Sensor
The IRST will enable the Navy fighters to target adversaries beyond visual and radar range, and enhance survivability in radar denied environment, operate against existing and emerging air threats.
DEFEXPO 2018 – Aerospace Highlights
Models of India's future hope for indigenous airpower: Ghatak stealth combat UAV and Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) on display at DEFEXPO 2018. Other models included Airborne Early Warning (AEW) platforms and the Advanced Air Defence missile, part of India's strategic missile defense network, can be seen in the background.
More JASSMs For US, Allied Air Forces
Lockheed Martin has received an additional production orders worth $302.2 million for 286 baseline and extended range variants of the Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM). The new order was negotiated with a previous order of 280 of these missiles, worth 305 million that was awarded in October.
Semi-Stealth ‘Advanced Super Hornet’ Completes First Phase of Test Flights
The Boeing Company and its F/A-18E/F program partner Northrop Grumman have recently completed the first series of flight-testing an advanced version of the Super...
Australia Requests Buying 24 Super Hornets
Anticipating potential delays and uncertainty about the future of the F-35A, the Australian Defence has requested to buy up to 24 Boeing Super Hornet fighters - 12 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft and 12 EA-18G Growler Electronic Attack aircraft from the USA, at an estimated cost of $3.7 billion
Australian Growler Crews Have A Heavy Workload Ahead
For Australia, adding the Growlers to the RAAF’s fleet of Super Hornets is viewed as a necessary step in strengthening the nation’s airborne defense capability. The question to be answered is, can the American and Australian flyers learn to overcome the challenges they will face in handling the EA-18Gs known deficiencies?
New Orders for AIM-9X Block II
Kuwait considers equipping its F/A-18C/D Hornet fighters with the latest generation air/air passive (IR) missile - the AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II missile. Kuwait plans...
Royal Australian Air Force Super Hornets to Receive New Air Combat...
Cubic Defense Applications has received a new contract valued at more than $11 million to provide the P5 Tactical Combat Training System (P5TCTS) to the Royal...
U.S. & Canada Defense Update
L3, Elbit, L3 to seek New Business Opportunities in Canada | Fire Scout Demonstrates Support for Manned-Unmanned Naval Operations | CICADA Micro-Drones Opens New Opportunities for Future Covert Surveillance | Cooperative Engagement to Enhance Naval Anti-Air Capability | Lockheed Martin to Develop an IRST for the Super Hornet | Riverine Group Evaluates Using USVs in Littoral, Riverine Operations | Laying the keel for DDG1000 Zumwalt
Japan narrows F-X selection to F-35, Super Hornet F-18E/F Block II
Japan Self Defense Air Force future replacement of F-4J fighters (F-X) is becoming a head-to-head competition between the two American aerospace giants, Boeing and Lockheed martin, offering the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and an advanced variant F/A-18 Super Hornet. Tokyo is expected to make a decision next month. Besides the two fighters’ operational capabilities Japan is likely to give high marks for involvement of domestic companies.
IRST, the Super Hornet’s Future ‘EO Radar’ Cleared for Development
The Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Infrared Search and Track (IRST) program has moved to the engineering and manufacturing development phase, clearing Milestone B Acquisition Decision Memorandum from the U.S. Navy last week.
Boeing EA-18G Growlers Deployed by US Navy
The Boeing EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft has entered operational servcie with the U.S. Navy. The EA-18G is the only air combat platform currenlty in servcie that delivers full-spectrum Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) capabilities along with the targeting and self-defense capabilities derived from the F/A-18E/F Block II Super Hornet.
Reevaluation of Brazil’s FX-2 Fighter Program Could Help Saab
Brazilian new President Dilma Rousseff is apparently pushing back the decision on the acquisition of the new fighter aircraft for Brazil's Air Force sometime to 2012. Local reports are citing reduced government expenditure as the reason for the delay.
Australia’s Super Hornet Tests JSOW Guided Weapons
Super Hornet aircraft from No. 1 Squadron conducted their first live weapon trials at the Woomera Test Range, north of Adelaide. The JSOW test...
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