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US Navy received the latest F / A-18 Super Hornet Block 2 fighter

US Navy received the latest F / A-18 Super Hornet Block 2 fighter

The US Navy received the latest F / A-18 Super Hornet multi-role fighter of Block-2 version; the aircraft was received at the Boeing company. This was reported by the press service of the Navy.

The F / A-18 Super Hornet fighter of the Block-2 version has been produced since 2005. During this time, the US Navy received a total of 608 fighters of this type, including 322 single F / A-18E and 286 double F / A-18F. The last fighter with serial number E322 will continue to serve as part of the 34th fighter-bomber squadron at the US Navy's Ocean base in Virginia.

In the future, the US Navy plans to receive the Block-3 version of the Super Hornet fighters, the contract with Boeing was signed in March 2019. According to the agreement, the fleet must receive 2022 Block-72 fighters of both versions by 3. The first two fighters will be transferred to the Navy during May-June 2020, they will be involved in tests at the Patuxent River Air Force Base and Center aviation armaments China Lake.

As explained, the F / A-18 fighter of the Block-3 version differs from the second version by an improved cockpit, a reduced radar signature and an increased flight resource of up to 10 thousand hours.
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  1. Doccor18
    Doccor18 April 28 2020 11: 56 New
    Still, production of the F / A-18 continues. Problem Child F35 is still raw.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh April 28 2020 12: 13 New
      Sailors plan to keep two-thirds of the F-18 and one-third on aircraft carriers
      F-35S. And in the future 2/3 F-35 and 1/3 F-18.
      Conducted exercises: these two types work well together.
      So far, two F-35S training squadrons have been formed on two aircraft carriers,
      and a third is formed.
      1. Navat
        Navat April 28 2020 12: 53 New
        This is strange. I can understand how the F-35 and F-15EX will complement each other. The F-15EX flies further and its load is greater. But what are the advantages of the F-18 over the F-35 - I do not see
  2. fa2998
    fa2998 April 28 2020 12: 29 New
    I think the Hornets will smoke the sky for another 20 years. According to the price-cost parameter, without competitors. Perfectly mastered in production by sailors. hi
    1. novel66
      novel66 April 28 2020 12: 32 New
      Yes, and aerobatic performance - all better than a penguin
  3. fa2998
    fa2998 April 28 2020 13: 16 New
    Quote: Navat
    But what are the advantages of the F-18 over the F-35 - I do not see

    A large load (it is necessary to compare with the deck F-35, the price (of both the aircraft and the flight hour). Yes, and the assimilation of the aircraft by personnel. hi
  4. vadim lemehko
    vadim lemehko April 29 2020 14: 10 New
    why so few comments? where are all the patriots?