Super Hornet fighter jets being tested for Navy use

Source : The Hindu

News: Boeing has announced the successful demonstration of the compatibility of its F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets with the Indian Navy’s aircraft carriers as part of its pitch for the Navy’s fighter procurement.

Facts:

Super Hornet fighter

  • Super Hornet Fighter Jet: It is the world’s most lethal, advanced, combat-proven, multi-role frontline fighter-jet.
  • Developed by: The jet has been developed by US Aerospace Company, Boeing.
  • Key Features
    • Multi-role Superiority: Capable of tactical strikes, air reconnaissance, air defense, and maritime roles.
    • Cutting-edge Technologies: Enhanced computing and data link, advanced cockpit system, signature improvements
    • Lifecycle Affordability: Lowest cost per flight hour among all U.S. tactical fighters in production.
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