The U.S. Navy's choice of the Boeing F/A-18E/F as its highest aviation priority since the early 1990s will result in an improved warfighting aircraft when it enters operational service just beyond the turn of the century. The service's pick of the Super Hornet to replace F/A-18C/Ds and other aircraft also will allow the Navy to reduce the number of combat aircraft in its inventory. The F/A-18E/F will initially be used to replace Northrop Grumman F-14As in the fighter and fleet defense ...


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