posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 08:23 AM
Boeing is pushing all the right buttons in the latest attempt to kill the F-35C. In a paper submitted to the White House, Boeing claims that their
Block 3 Hornet is just as survivable as the F-35, because of Growler and self protection EW, as well as reduced RCS features. They claim one squadron
of them would increase capabilities and reduce costs.
They go on to say that if they just buy 120 Super Hornets and 200 of the Block 3, they'd save $8B a year in procurement and $1.4B in operations and
maintenance a year. They also claim that if they stick to the planned balance of aircraft, any fight will be longer than if they buy more Hornets.