US Navy contracts Boeing to begin conformal fuel tank work for Super Hornet Block 3

February 15, 2018 10:16 am janes.com
US Navy contracts Boeing to begin conformal fuel tank work for Super Hornet Block 3

Boeing has been contracted to design, develop, test, and integrate conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) for the US Navy’s (USN’s) fleet of F/A-18E/F Super Hornet combat aircraft. Seen here in its International Roadmap guise from 2011, this Super Hornet is sporting the two shoulder-mounted conformal fuel tanks that the US Navy is to adopt under its Block 3 upgrade programme. (IHS Markit/Gareth Jennings) The contract, announced by the Department of Defense…

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