Raytheon selected for classic Hornet AESA radar upgrade

January 15, 2019 – The U.S. Marine Corps selected Raytheon’s APG-79(v)4 AESA radar to equip its F/A-18C/D classic Hornet fleet. Raytheon will begin delivering radars in 2020 and complete deliveries by 2022. The APG-79(v)4 is a scaled version of the APG-79 AESA radar integrated on the U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force’s Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers. Along with improved targeting capabilities, crews gain an edge in crucial operations across the spectrum – including air dominance, maritime strike and air-to-surface missions. “With AESA radars, fighter jet pilots and crews…

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Boeing Receives U.S. Navy Contract to Modernize F/A-18 Super Hornet Fleet

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a contract to modernize the U.S. Navy F/A-18 fleet, extending the life of existing Super Hornets from 6,000 to 9,000+ flight hours. In the early 2020s, Boeing will begin installing initial updates to the aircraft that will convert existing Block II Super Hornets to a new Block III configuration. The Block III conversion will include enhanced network capability, longer range with conformal fuel tanks, an advanced cockpit system, signature improvements and an enhanced communication system. The updates are expected to keep the F/A-18 in…

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