Tuesday, June 12, 2018

More Super Hornets for the US Navy...

Thanks to Super Rhino for the link!

via UPI
Pentagon officials have announced a new modified contract with Boeing for the manufacture and delivery of F/A-18 Super Hornet variants.

The contract, from Naval Air Systems Command and announced on Friday, is valued at more than $862.2 million and enables Boeing to provide 15 F/A-18E and three F/A-18F aircraft for the U.S. Navy, according to the Defense Department.
Read the story for yourself, but to me the big news is that they're even purchasing the aircraft.

The F-35 is suppose to be the next gen uber fighter but the Navy is buying more Super Hornets?

That makes me even more curious about the study that Mattis commissioned comparing the F-35C to the Super Hornet.

No one is asking about it but I'm shouting to the rooftops begging to get a peek!

The reality?

The US Navy dropped its drawers in public and is exposing itself to the whole world.

They've picked and its the Super Hornet into the future...not the F-35.

Side note.  Ironically the F-35C will probably be the airplane that is cut for economic reasons.  It will have the smallest production run, obviously has a US customer that is not enthused and is different enough that "economies of scale" won't apply.  Long short?  The F-35C will never be affordable. 

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