Quote: "For Boeing, the real discriminators are going to be extended range (1,000-1,500 miles), a small radar signature against low-frequency radars, expanded awareness through connections with the network, and the ability to carry a number of bombs internally."
Wvsuperhornet From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 517 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2027 times:
Quoting Oroka (Reply 6): Lightened a bit, this would be a good ANG F-15 replacement. Slap some basic thrust vectoring in, you have a good second to the F-22.
Quoting 747400sp (Reply 5): Let us hope the Super Rhino will perform better than the current Rhino.
why do they think they call it an upgrade?
Quoting LMP737 (Reply 3): know GE was looking at increasing the thrust on the F414. Something they need to do before they come out with any newer versions of the "Super" Hornet.
its already been developed but old rumsfeld cut it out of the buget it was suppose to be started 2 years ago.
I doubt the FA_22 has anything to worry about from this, its a very superb aircraft. The F-35 could and I wouldnt complain any I am not convinced that its the aircraft the navy needs in the future. I think a newer bigger version of the F-14 would work very nicely for the navy.