US Navy Awards L3Harris Technologies $104 Million Contract for F/A-18 EW Warfare System

September 10, 2020 – The U.S. Navy has awarded L3Harris Technologies a $104 million follow-on contract to supply the next production lot of the electronic warfare (EW) system that protects F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft against electronic threats. The announcement was made in conjunction with vHook’20 being held virtually, September 10-12. L3Harris will manufacture and deliver Integrated Defensive Electronic…

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Boeing Delivers First F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets to U.S. Navy for Flight Test

June 17, 2020 – Boeing delivered the first two F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets to the U.S. Navy for flight testing. One jet is a single-seat E model and the other is a two-seat F model. “The aircraft will be used for carrier suitability and integration testing of all Block III mission system components,” said Steve Wade, Boeing vice president,…

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FRCE Assist with Hornet Readiness at Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex

April 27, 2020 – When coronavirus-related workforce shortages impacted Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex at Tinker Air Force Base, Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) stepped up to take on a component workload and ensure continued readiness for the F-18 fleet. FRCE was initially scheduled to begin working with the F-18 cabin safety valve later this year while the Oklahoma City…

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