According to industry executives, Boeing plans to fly two Super Hornet fighter jets to Goa this summer for an operational demonstration in front of a potential buyer, the Indian Navy.
The fact that the F/A-18 Super Hornet was developed from the ground up expressly for carrier operations, according to Alan Garcia, Boeing’s vice president of business development in India, is a significant selling point for the aircraft. He stated that it can and will continue to function. Meets or surpasses the Indian Navy’s STOBAR performance criteria.
“We firmly believe that, like the P-8I, the F/A-18 Super Hornet Block III will be a game-changing capability for the Indian Navy, with ramifications for the aerospace sector.”
In the next weeks, a senior Boeing executive will fly to India for his new post, and the Super Hornet will let the Indian Navy to reinforce its proven capabilities while benefiting from investments, improvements, and expertise gained. It claimed to be able to obtain a versatile, carrier-compatible fighter from the vast naval aviation ecosystem of the United States Navy.
“In 2020, successful hill testing and thorough simulation studies will demonstrate it.” Furthermore, May and he will continue to demonstrate this in June with an operational demonstration in India,” Garcia stated.
stated in an interview with PTI Boeing is collaborating with Indian defence clients to refuel F/A-18 Super Hornet, P-8I, F-15EX, KC-46 tankers aerial refuelling, and his ISR capabilities as New Delhi wants to strengthen its defence capabilities. The corporation stated that they have talked about it.
His Super Hornets, as well as his EA-18 Growler, an electronic attack version of the F/A-18, are used by the US Navy. “With the latest Block III configuration, the Super Hornet is set to secure India’s maritime interests for a safe Indo-Pacific, and the Super Hornet and his P-8Is are poised to protect India’s maritime interests for a safe Indo-Pacific,” the statement said.
We look forward to expanding our prospects for improvement. According to Garcia, the rapid deployment of technologies will enable Super Hornet Block III to outperform threats for decades to come.
Regarding the P-8I, Garcia stated that the Indian Ocean region has a definite requirement for long-range maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare (ASW). Since its launch in 2013, the P-8I has surpassed 35,000 flying hours in support of Navy missions, he said.
“The P-8I programme has resulted in major industrial advantages and employment creation for Indian firms who are part of Boeing’s supply chain and manufacture complicated parts and components for the BDS.”
“The Block III Super Hornet has enhanced networking and an open architecture design that allows it to operate in tandem with the Indian Navy’s P-8Is and other US resources, allowing for rapid adoption of new technology,” he stated.
“Finally, the Super Hornet has a lower operating cost per flight hour than any other tactical aircraft in the United States military, including single-engine fighters.” “It’s built to last and is quite durable,” he asserted.