Australia’s first Super Hornet carrier-based aircraft began final assembly (Figure)
to the Australian group of” Super Hornet “in the U.S. Navy F/A-18F production on the basis of the U.S. Boeing company website
12 2008 17 reported that Boeing Company on December 9 in St. Louis for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) ordered 24 of its assembly F/A-18F “Super Hornet” fighter/attack aircraft in the first frame. The aircraft will be in the first quarter of 2010 to the end of 2011 delivered to the RAAF.
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is responsible for the F/A-18 and EA-18 program vice president Bob Gower, said: “These ‘Super Hornet’ combat effectiveness of the Australian Navy will bring a qualitative leap, Block II aircraft including the active electronically scanned array radar, sensitive sensors, network-centric data-sharing system, the next generation of technology, Australian Defence Force will provide long-range air strike capability. ”
Steve Reberton Australian Air Force officials have said, “Super Hornet” will enable Australia to maintain our edge in regional air combat capability, “F/A-18F will enable Australia to enter a new era of air combat capability.” .
to the Australian group of “Super Hornet” is on the basis of the U.S. Navy F/A-18F production. Block II “Super Hornet” is the first next-generation technology, attack aircraft carrier.
F/A-18 U.S. Navy Captain is responsible for international trade, Deputy Project Manager James Kennedy said: “The ‘Super Hornet is the U.S. government and the U.S. Navy’s procurement program, we will continue to improve its combat capability, while reducing costs. ‘Super Hornet’ will give our Australian partners to provide a powerful new weapon system, and I’m sure they will find the advantages of such weapons systems, and simultaneously, as well as the U.S. Navy to complete the air and ground task. ”
Australian Government in March 2007 announced that to buy 24 F/A-18F aircraft carrier, which makes Australia a “Super Hornet” and the first foreign customer. Boeing has previously delivered to the U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F carrier-based aircraft at least 375.