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New Wings for the Blue Angels
« on: August 22, 2018, 08:24:04 PM »
Beginning around 2021/22 the U.S.'s Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron—better known as the Blue Angels—expects to be flying the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet as its display mount. The OEM received a $17 million order from the Naval Air Systems Command to purchase the equipment necessary to modify nine single-seat F/A-18Es and two F/A-18F two-seaters to the team’s specifications.

A second contract is expected soon for Boeing to perform the actual work, which will be undertaken at the St. Louis, Missouri, factory where the aircraft were built. There has been no time frame announced for the team’s conversion from its current F/A-18C/D, but the contract stipulates that work is to be completed by December 2021.

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2018-08-16/new-wings-blue-angels
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