Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet & EA-18 Growler

Watch the first F/A-18 Super Hornet Block III test jet take to the skies

Watch the Super Hornet and Growler participate in Finland’s HX Challenge in February 2020

 

F/A-18 Block III Super Hornet

Capable of performing every mission in the tactical spectrum, the next-generation Block III Super Hornet is the world’s most proven and affordable multi-role fighter. Serving as the U.S. Navy’s dominant force in the skies, the F/A-18 Block III delivers enhanced network capability, longer range, better stealth, an advanced cockpit system and new sensors, while also extending the life of the aircraft from 6,000 hours to 10,000 hours.

Discover the capabilities of the F/A-18 Block III Super Hornet by clicking on the link below.

EA-18G Growler

In today’s conflicts, no one goes alone. Already in service and operationally proven, the EA-18G Growler uses broadband jamming capabilities to give commanders the capabilities they need to ensure freedom of air navigation across the entire range of military operations including defensive counter air, suppression of enemy air defenses, force protection, and reconnaissance. 

Based on the F/A-18 platform, the Growler shares over 90 percent of the Super Hornet’s common components and systems to ensure sustainability and maintainability for low total ownership life cycle costs. Additionally, recent funding for Block II technologies by the U.S. Navy ensure next-generation capabilities including Conformal Fuel Tanks, an Advanced Cockpit System and upgraded Electronic Warfare for the next several decades.

Discover the capabilities of the EA-18G Growler by clicking on the link below.

SUPPORT AND SUSTAINMENT

Boeing has significant experience in partnering with local industry to provide support and training throughout the lifecycle of the aircraft. Boeing continuously expands its supply chain network to provide the owner, operator and maintainer the highest levels of support available which will also contribute to the local economy. Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and GE support the Super Hornet/Growler platforms around the world through the Hornet Industry Team (HIT) partnership. This team, in partnership with the U.S. Navy and the German Luftwaffe, is able to drive innovation, expanding skills development and furthering key industrial capabilities that deliver meaningful sustainable economic benefits to local industry.

READY NOW FOR GERMANY

Together with its German industry partners, Boeing, its F/A-18 Super Hornet Block III and its EA-18G Growler are ready to serve the Luftwaffe today, tomorrow and for decades to come. With more than 800 Super Hornets and 160 Growlers delivered to date, the combination of the modern, combat-proven F/A-18 with the advanced electronic attack EA-18 are the most capable solution to safeguard the integrity of Germany’s air space and protect the country from air attacks while fulfilling Germany’s dual capable aircraft (DCA) mission requirements.

 

PARTNERING WITH GERMAN INDUSTRY

Boeing is committed to satisfying the requirements of the Tornado Replacement Program, contributing to the development of Germany’s Essential Security Interests (ESI) and providing unparalleled opportunities for German industry.

Boeing is a strong contributor to the German economy with 1,000 employees at 11 locations throughout Germany and sustains many thousands additional jobs in Germany through its supply chain and other activities. Boeing and its supply-chain partners spend almost $1.3 billion a year with its established network of suppliers located across Germany.