Boeing F-18 Advanced Super Hornet fighter jet could close ‘fighter gap’ in US Navy’s fleet

It’s no secret that Boeing has been lobbying the U.S. government to fill a “fighter gap” in naval aviation – the difference between the number of fighter jets needed to fully equip all of the country’s aircraft carriers and the number of operational warplanes it actually has.

This fighter gap has been growing for years and has been exacerbated by delays in production of new “carrier-variant” F-35C stealth fighter jets from Lockheed Martin.

F-18 Advanced Super Hornet Jet

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