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Boeing hard-sells Super Hornet, tests it for Indian Navy carriers

India offered advanced Block III Super Hornet, with five major enhancements

Super Hornet fighter

The Super Hornet fighter, which Boeing is offering the Indian Navy, takes off from US aircraft carriers with the help of a catapult. Now, it has proven it can take off from a ski-jump, which Indian carriers use

Ajai Shukla New Delhi
The Boeing Company, which has sold the Indian military more aircraft types this decade than any other vendor, has made a strong play in another lucrative tender: the Indian Navy’s acquisition of 57 multi-role carrier-based fighters (MRCBFs), worth an estimated $7 billion.

Boeing announced on Monday, what has been rumoured for weeks: “Boeing and the US Navy recently concluded the ‘ski jump’ trials, demonstrating the…  (F/A-18 Super Hornet’s) suitability for Indian Navy’s aircraft carriers.”

The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, which Boeing is offering in the MRCBF tender, is primarily designed to take off from US aircraft carriers with the help of

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First Published: Dec 22 2020 | 12:03 AM IST

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