posted on Oct, 1 2005 @ 10:24 AM
ALSO the RAAF are to aquire also.
Major Boost to the F/A-18 Strike Capability
(Source: Australian Department of Defence; issued Sept. 5, 2005)
Northrop Grumman has been chosen as the preferred supplier of a state-of-the-art laser weapon targeting system for Australia’s F/A-18 Hornet
fighter aircraft as part of a project worth more than $100 million.
Defence Minister Robert Hill said Defence had recommended the LITENING pod manufactured by Northrop Grumman, with RAFAEL being a major subcontractor.
Defence assessed three systems – including the Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infra-Red pod manufactured by Raytheon and the Pantera pod
manufactured by Lockheed Martin.
Keep the hornets going for a little longer.
[edit on 1-10-2005 by Jezza]