With 25 hr. of flight time on new, stealthy F/A-18 fuel tanks and more trials planned, Boeing is now focusing its demonstration and marketing efforts for a host of Super Hornet upgrades toward the U.S. Navy customer, a major reversal. “This is no longer something we consider to be just an international play,” says Paul Summers, Boeing’s F/A-18 and EA-18G director. The upgrades “fit the domestic market better right now,” says Mark Gammon, program manager for Super Hornet and Growler ...

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