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Boeing’s Advanced Super Hornet | Photos

The Boeing Company recently released these photos of its Advanced Super Hornet testbed, along with video and other materials, and at least one published brief. The aircraft, a modified F/A-18F leased from the U.S. Navy,  recently completed a first round of flight testing. In addition to other upgrades already part of Block II aircraft, such as the AN/APG-79 AESA radar, Advanced Crew Station, enhanced interconnectivity, and advanced mission computers and displays, the Advanced Super Hornet would add more powerful engines, reduced radar signature, Conformal Fuel Tanks (CFT), an integral IRST, and an Enclosed Weapons Pod (EWP).