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Boeing expects Super Hornet Block 3 test aircraft delivery by end of 2019

24 May 2018

Key Points

  • Boeing expects two Super Hornet Block 3 test aircraft to be delivered at the end of 2019
  • The Block 3 upgrades also include an improved cockpit display and radar

Boeing expects to deliver two F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block 3 test aircraft at the end of 2019, according to a company official.

Jennifer Splaingard, development programme manager for F/A-18 and EA-18, told reporters on 23 May that these two test aircraft will include Block 3’s new advanced cockpit system (ACS), which includes a new 25×48 cm touchscreen display that provides the pilot with the capability to see, track, and target multiple long-range targets generated by the common tactical picture.

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