Apparently, Boeing is working on a radar cross-section reduction package for the Super Hornet.....
"While it has been known for sometime that Boeing and the US Navy intend to fly a modified F/A-18F Super Hornet equipped with conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) and a weapons pod later this summer, some new details are emerging.
Mark Gammon, Boeing's Hornet advanced projects chief, also notes that the aircraft will have a mock-up of an internally-mounted infrared search and track system mounted along with a slew of radar cross-section enhancement measures.
Configured with the CFTs and weapons pod carrying four AMRAAMs, the jet performs roughly the same as a Super Hornet carrying four external AIM-120s. Anyways, Boeing showed off this brand new real F/A-18F equipped with mockup CFTs, weapons pods and other hardware."
A full-on, built-in laser targeting system would be nice to have. It seems counter-intuitive for a mud-mover like the Rhino to put its weaponry in a pod like this...but stealth is the name of the game nowadays, and that is what sells.
Could be an effective foil against potential adversaries flying numerous, conventional fighters...and emerging stealth designs...provided price and support is right.