Michael Koch. Vice President, Boeing India Defense, Space & Security and Dan Gillian F/A-18 and EA-18 Program Manager at Boeing while speaking at two-day International Seminar ‘Building India’s Future Navy’ organised by Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, Integrated Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence, DRDO, industry leaders from India and abroad in New Delhi made a push for Boeing F/A-18 SuperHornet to meet Indian Naval Carrier requirement .

Boeing is one of the four vendors which has responded to India Navy’s Multi-role carrier-borne fighters (MRCBF) Tender to Supply 57 carrier-borne fighter jets to equip its aircraft carriers.

Gillian said that Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet is the most advanced tactical fighter, an ideal fit for IndianNavy next gen carriers. Gillian also added that Indian Navy needs aircraft to operate off carriers that are networked & survivable with growth potential and Boeing F/A-18 is the best fit.

Gillian also said that Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet is an evolving platform which will outpace future threats and will be on US Navy carriers into the 2040s. Boeing officials also made a push for ScanEagle unmanned air systems (UAS) which already has been offered to Indian Navy.

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