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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Boeing, Northrop Grumman Impressed with Advanced Super Hornet

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Boeing and Northrop Grumman said they are impressed with the features demonstrated by three weeks of flight testing the Advanced Super Hornet fighter jet. 
(Advanced Superhornet. Photo, courtesy of Boeing.)
During the flight testing the two companies said they saw improvements in the aircraft's radar signature, an increase of 130 nautical miles in the aircraft's combat radius. 
In a statement, Boeing said the new improvements will allow the next generation fighter jet to "outpace: enemy aircraft through 2030.  GE Aviation and Raytheon are also working with Boeing and Northrop Grumman on an advanced cockpit design for the aircraft. 
“We continually insert new capabilities into today’s highly capable, already stealthy Super Hornet, and the Advanced Super Hornet is the next phase of this technology evolution,” said Debbie Rub, vice president and general manager of Boeing's global strike force unit. 


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