US aircraft carrier groups will get even more powerful “hornet”


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This will enhance the superiority of the American fleet at sea.

The United States continues to improve its weapons and it concerns including “fighting hornets” the “wings” aircraft carrier groups, writes sprotyv.info.

Thus, it became known that the US Navy had conducted the first flight of carrier-based fighter-bomber F/A-18 Super Hornet in the configuration of the IRST Block II.

IRST Block II infrared search module and tracking, which involves infrared and other sensory devices to locate targets and high accuracy of its defeat and is the connecting link in the transition to a modification of the Block III Super Hornet.

This improvement will significantly extend the capabilities of computational processes of military aircraft systems, to improve situational awareness of the pilot about the whole battle space, and increase the flight range of the F/A-18 Super Hornet, and includes an improved system of the cockpit, improved signature and communication systems.

This kind of improvement will keep the F/A-18 Super Hornet is the main fighter-bomber in the US Navy in the decades ahead. Although we all understand that it is, equally, not first and not the last improvement of the aircraft. Delivery of this modification in the U.S. Navy, is scheduled for 2021.