US Navy receives first Block III F / A-18 Super Hornet fighters
The Navy will use them to complete the test program and evaluate upgrades. Mariners will develop various new methods and procedures required to fully operate Block III.
In total, Boeing will build 78 F / A-18 aircraft in Block III configuration for the Navy. They will perform roughly the same missions that the earlier F / A-18E / F Super Hornets now perform.
New technologies allow Block III to get as close as possible to the fifth generation.
The full service pack includes many improvements over the "regular" Super Hornet.
The aircraft, in particular, received a new multifunctional display, giving pilots new opportunities.
The F / A-18 Super Hornet in the Block III configuration is designed for longer service - ten thousand flight hours instead of six thousand for its predecessors.
Block III cannot match the stealthiness of the fifth generation F-35C fighters.
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