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Boeing says its Super Hornet fighter makes economic and operational sense

Reveals plans to indigenise components and sub-systems, bolstering its Make-in-India claims and building on a successful track record of contributing to India's indigenous aerospace and defence

Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet (Photo: Wikimedia commons)
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Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet (Photo: Wikimedia commons)

Ajai Shukla New Delhi
Just weeks ago, The Boeing Company’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet carrier-deck fighter demonstrated its ability to get airborne from a ski-jump, using the standard launch system that Indian Navy aircraft use. With the French Dassault Rafale fighter having already proved its ability in a similar operational demonstration, these two fighters are going toe-to-toe to convince India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) that their fighter has the teeth to best suit India’s defence requirements.

Addressing a media gathering in New Delhi, Boeing officials divulged plans to indigenise components and sub-systems, strengthening the company's Make-in-India claims and building on a successful track record of

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First Published: Aug 24 2022 | 8:50 PM IST

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