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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

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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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