Feb 13, 2015

Boeing offers Super Hornet with AESA radar To Malaysia

Boeing has been negotiating since 2002 on the Super Hornet deal with the Royal Malaysian Air Force, which currently operates eight F/A-18Ds.
The version of the Super Hornet to be sold to Malaysia is called the Block II, which went into operation in 2007, and could easily integrate into current aircraft systems as Malaysia has already been flying the Super Hornet.
He said the Super Hornet is flying the most advanced AESA radar, the APG-79 by Raytheon.

1 comment:

  1. The F-18 A/B/C/D Hornets have smaller round intakes supplying air to the GE F404 engines. The F-18 E/F Super Hornet (depicted) has large rectangular intakes that supply huge amounts of air to the upgraded GE F414 engines that provide more thrust on less fuel, with longer maintenance periods. A Malaysian upgrade to Super Hornets would be a significant increase in capability for the Malaysian Air Force.