Boeing will have eight countries 2000 upgrade F/A-18 aircraft
Australia air force F-18C fighter
Canadian Air Force CF-18 fighter ground attack
Finnish Air Force F/A-18 Hornet aircraft equipment
Malaysian Air Force F/A-18D formation off
According to the U.S., “Aviation Week and Space Technology” web site December 24, 2008 reported that] the U.S. Navy awarded Boeing a contract worth $ 905.3 million, from the United States, Canada, Australia, Spain, Kuwait, Switzerland , Finland and Malaysia’s 2000 eight countries F/A-18 family aircraft (including F/A-18A/B, C/D, E/F and EA-18G) for mission system upgrade. According to plan, Boeing will be completed in December 2013 before the upgrade.
Boeing spokesman Philip Carder said the upgrade is to ensure that these aircraft in the next 30 years, one of the means to maintain deterrence. This Boeing is also a major victory, because Boeing has been striving to wait for equipment in the U.S. and coalition F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and its competitors such as Europe, the next generation of Saab “Gripen” and will F/A- 18 aircraft to make up for active duty as a selection object and F-35 fighter jets and other capacity gaps in the future. Boeing aircraft mission systems hardware and software will be upgraded, including the distributed processors and active phased array radar. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center of Roger)