Boeing Touts 'Next-Generation' Aircraft After F/A-18 Production Ends

boeing next-gen assembly line concept

Boeing’s Phantom Works unit released this rendering that depicts a notional concept
of a next-generation fighter assembly line.

Credit: Boeing Concept
Boeing on Feb. 23 said it will redirect resources to building the “next generation of advanced crewed and uncrewed [military] aircraft” after shutting down F/A-18 production between late 2025 and 2027. Although Hornet production is forecast to cease in St. Louis after a 48-50-year run, Boeing...

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