Boeing’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is having a good year. Having notched up its first aerial ‘kill’, the US Navy is standing behind the strike fighter, buying more jets and investing in new capabilities.
ON A ROLL
JUNE 2017 WILL surely go down in Boeing history as a good month. In a period of roughly 10 days it was announced that the US Navy will not only buy a minimum of 80 new Super Hornets over the next five years, but that it will also fund a number of the Advanced Super Hornet (ASH) capabilities that Boeing has developed as part of what the Navy calls the Block III upgrade.