Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"Aero India 2011", reveals advanced options for Boeing F-18 E/F Super Hornet

Boeing unveiled the advanced options, currently in "Concept definition phase" that customers can order for the F-18 E/F Super Hornet, that is one of the six airplanes in the bid for the supply 126 fighter aircraft to the Indian Air Force (see AVIONEWS).

New options for the Super Hornet, available from 2015, include, as the website reports, new tanks, capable of carrying up to 3,000 pounds more fuel, a pod for the transport of weapons, for a total of 2000 lbs of munitions, IRST, Infrared search and track system and, with regard to the two General Electric F414 engines of which the aircraft is provided, a 15-20% higher performance.

Another option available is the single cockpit display of 11x19 inches, with improved graphics and a touch-screen interface.

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