Built for Air Superiority

The combat-proven F/A-18 Super Hornet Block III is a cutting-edge, next-generation, highly capable multi-role tactical fighter aircraft.

The Super Hornet has the capability, flexibility and performance necessary to modernize the air or naval aviation forces of any country. The F/A-18 Super Hornet is able to perform virtually every mission in the tactical spectrum including air superiority, day/night strike with precision guided weapons, fighter escort, close air support, suppression of enemy air defence, maritime strike, reconnaissance, forward air control and buddy refueling.

F/A-18 Super Hornet

Key Features

  1. Cutting edge, next-gen capabilities
    Advanced computing, data link and cockpit system for battle space awareness. Counter stealth targeting, reduced radar signature to maintain superiority.
  2. Multirole Superiority
    Single & two-seat variant version capable of tactical strike, aerial reconnaissance, air defense, and maritime roles.
  3. Carrier Compatibility
    Designed and built for long term use on carrier decks. Fully compatible with Indian Navy carriers.
  4. Force Multiplier
    Ability to interface with existing air assets such as Boeing P-8I to enhance Indian Navy’s capability
  5. Lifecycle Affordability
    Lowest cost per flight hour among all U.S. tactical combat fighters including single engine fighters
Latest Generation Technology

Best Capability for the Indian Navy

The F/A-18 Super Hornet Block III offers the Indian Navy a unique and differentiated capability in the form of an advanced, combat proven, multi-role naval fighter that is fully compatible with the Indian Navy carriers and would boost the growing maritime and defense relationship with international partner nations. Further, it can act as a force multiplier for the Indian Navy as it interfaces with existing platforms such as the P-8I.

With its advanced survivability, latest generation of technology, continuous evolution and being the least expensive aircraft per flight hour of its kind; the F/A-18 Super Hornet Block III will deliver on India’s need for a carrier and land based multi-role fighter.

By India – For India

Boeing’s ‘For India - By India’ sustainment program builds on Boeing’s almost eight decades of history in the country towards creating the next level of collaboration.

With 10,000 hours airframe life, there is unrivaled growth potential, and opportunities to infuse new technologies in partnership with the U.S. Naval Aviation ecosystem. Building on existing programs and on India’s growing supply chain capabilities, the Super Hornets will be serviced and upgraded in partnership with the Indian Navy as well as India and U.S. based partners, throughout the lifecycle of the aircraft.

This will further enable its growth and develop advanced expertise in maintenance, resulting in higher availability of the aircraft, at competitive pricing and reduced risk for the Indian Navy.

F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Made with India Infographic


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