A fourth generation of “mission” computer for the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler has entered flight testing, paving the way for further capability upgrades including advanced cockpit displays. The Type 4 advanced mission computer (AMC), which helps control the aircraft in combat, completed a 90-min. first flight in a U.S. Navy F/A-18F on Sept. 6 at Naval Air Station China Lake, Calif. A production decision is planned for the first quarter of 2013. Supplied by ...

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