F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, the United States' newest strike fighter, will be on exhibit and flying during the sixth biennial Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition in Malaysia.
Boeing will have two Super Hornets at the exhibition, which runs Oct. 9 through Oct. 14.
"The Super Hornet represents the latest in aircraft technology, and of course, Malaysia is an integral part of the F/A-18 Hornet program," said George Roman, vice president and general manager of business development for Boeing Military Aircraft and Missle Systems. "LIMA will be an outstanding opportunity for the Super Hornet to show why it is a world-leading tactical aircraft for the international marketplace."
LIMA will be the fourth international air show this year for the Super Hornet. The aircraft has been a featured attraction at the Paris Air Show as well as at exhibitions in Australia and Finland.
Two versions of the Super Hornet are in production - the single-seat E model and the two-seat F model. Both perform a broad range of tactical missions, including air superiority, all-weather attack, day/night strike with precision-guided weapons, maritime strike, fighter escort, close air support, suppression of enemy air defense, reconnaissance, forward air control and tanker.
The versatile Super Hornet is an entire air force in one aircraft. Its avionics suite and weapons-carriage flexibility allow multiple mission objectives to be achieved on a single sortie. The Super Hornet can go in, get the job done and return home without escorts.
While the Super Hornet is 25 percent larger than its predecessor, the F/A-18 Hornet, it has 42 percent fewer parts, further enhancing the Hornet's already low life-cycle costs. Nearly all of the Super Hornet's major systems are new - the airframe, electrical, hydraulics and engines. These new subsystems provide space, power and cooling for avionics growth of the F/A-18E/F that will keep the aircraft combat relevant for the next two decades.
Built by the industry team of Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GE Aircraft Engines, Raytheon and 2,000 other suppliers, the Super Hornet embodies the newest advances in multimission capability and offers decades of growth potential.