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Super Hornet The Key to Long-Term Relevance Kory Mathews Vice President F/A-18 & EA-18G Programs
Super Hornet
The Key to Long-Term Relevance
Kory Mathews
Vice President
F/A-18 & EA-18G Programs
Boeing Military Aircraft
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E/F Super Hornet Design Goals Focus on global capability Long range Large payload Enhanced survivability
E/F Super Hornet Design Goals
Focus on global capability
Long range
Large payload
Enhanced survivability / lethality
Designed in / planned for growth
Long-term combat relevance
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Sourcing the State of the Art Joint Advanced Strike Technology (JAST) Technologies AESA radar Low
Sourcing the State of the Art
Joint Advanced Strike Technology (JAST)
Technologies
AESA radar
Low radar cross section
Modular software
Dual pressure hydraulics
Advanced precision
weapons
F-22A
F-22A
Joint Warfare
F/A-18E/F
F/A-18E/F
Connectivity
(Link 16, wide band
network wave form)
Interoperability
JSF
F-35
Affordability
Lean manufacturing
COTS
Advanced maintainability
Multi-mission flexibility
Super Hornet design and growth plan incorporates JAST technologies
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Delivering the Block I 11 weapons stations, high gross weight, and fuel Range More weapons
Delivering the Block I
11 weapons stations, high gross weight, and fuel
Range
More weapons Increased time on station
Greater per sortie
Greater flexibility in weapons on board
RCS reduction
Fly by wire
Enhanced Systems
Improved safety
Increased survivability
Flexible missions
Effective and lethal
Long-life, low
maintenance
engines
Advanced production line
4 versions
Incorporates changes in line
Reduced parts count
Reduced costs
Large flow capacity
intakes
High growth margin for services
Affordable O&S Costs
Cooling
Electrical generation
Rack space
Lower maintenance man hours per flight hour
Lower cost per flight hour
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Block II, the Next Plateau State of the art sensors and sensor integration Tracking moving
Block II, the Next Plateau
State of the art sensors and sensor integration
Tracking moving targets
High targeting accuracy
Multi-spectral correlation of data
Improved targeting, reaction time, and precision
Reduced fratricide and collateral damage
Functions as a battle management platform
High capacity
COTS computers
Higher Order
Language
Increased Gross
weight
Fibre Channel
Switch
Enhanced RCS
reduction
Advanced
cockpits
AESA Radar
Airborne Electronic
Attack
New integrated forebody
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Enhanced Performance Options Conformal Fuel Tanks Next Generation Cockpit Enclosed Weapons Pod Spherical
Enhanced Performance Options
Conformal Fuel Tanks
Next Generation Cockpit
Enclosed Weapons Pod
Spherical Missile/Laser Warning
Internal IRST
Enhanced Performance Engines
Increased survivability, situational awareness, performance
and compelling value proposition
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The Warfighter’s Long-Term Asset Block I Block II 2002 2007 Operating at the state of
The Warfighter’s Long-Term Asset
Block I
Block II
2002
2007
Operating at the state of the art
Long term combat relevancy
Affordable capability and availability
Adapting to and driving an
evolving environment
International
Roadmap
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The Story Continues … Copyright © 2011 Boeing. All rights reserved.
The Story Continues …
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Conformal Fuel Tanks Copyright © 2011 Boeing. All rights reserved.
Conformal Fuel Tanks
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Next Gen Cockpit: Large Area Display Large Area Display 40% - 150% increase in display
Next Gen Cockpit: Large Area Display
Large Area Display
40% - 150% increase
in display surface area
Reduced clutter
Improved ability to find,
ID, track & strike time
critical targets
Embedded touch
screen provisions
Significantly enhanced
Situational Awareness
Decreased tasking
Increased lethality
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Enclosed Weapons Pod Copyright © 2011 Boeing. All rights reserved.
Enclosed Weapons Pod
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Missile/Laser Warning … Internal IRST Missile/Laser Warning Internal IRST Copyright © 2011 Boeing. All rights
Missile/Laser Warning … Internal IRST
Missile/Laser Warning
Internal IRST
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GE 414 – EPE (Enhanced Performance Engine) Form/Fit with 414-400 engine No airframe changes 20%
GE 414 – EPE (Enhanced Performance Engine)
Form/Fit with 414-400 engine
No airframe changes
20% Additional thrust
X2 Combat acceleration improvement
Significant air dominance capability increase
Offensive and defensive
Improved fuel burn
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F414 Enhanced Performance Engine (EPE)

• Aircraft interfaces remain identical

• Based on a core demonstrated in multiple engine tests

• 20% increase in thrust

• 1% reduction in fuel burn

Advanced fan

– Improved efficiency 3D Aero design

– Higher airflow fan

Improved efficiency 3D Aero design – Higher airflow fan Advanced high pressure turbine – Improved efficiency

Advanced high pressure turbine

– Improved efficiency 3D Aero design

– Improved coatings and cooling

Advanced compressor – Improved 3D Aero design for efficiency and operability

Advanced core technology demonstrated through multiple engine tests

design for efficiency and operability Advanced core technology demonstrated through multiple engine tests 14 GE -
design for efficiency and operability Advanced core technology demonstrated through multiple engine tests 14 GE -

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EPE Engine Development Status

GE /US Gov’t developing key component technology for last 10 years

$80M investment by GE and US Government

Two demonstrator engine tests in 2004 & 2006 … third test in 2010

Fan

TRL = 6

High Pressure

Compressor

complete

TRL = 6

Combustor

TRL = 6

High Pressure

Turbine TRL = 6

Validation of F414 EPE technologies is

Afterburner TRL = 9

Low Pressure Turbine &

Control System TRL = 9

       
     
       
 
       
 
       
     
 

Technology Readiness Level (TRL)

TRL 6

= Successful Prototype Test

TRL 9

= In Production / Operation

17 new / derivative GE engines with same technology maturity delivered on schedule

Production / Operation 17 new / derivative GE engines with same technology maturity delivered on schedule
Production / Operation 17 new / derivative GE engines with same technology maturity delivered on schedule

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F404 / F414 Family

Anticipating future customer needs

Thrust, Pounds

28,000

26,000

24,000

22,000

20,000

18,000

16,000

14,000

12,000

10,000

New Applications New Applications Developed Developed Science from from & Science & Future Growth Technology
New Applications New Applications
Developed Developed Science from from &
Science &
Future Growth
Technology Technology
Demonstrator Demonstrator
F414-GE-400
F414 EPE -
Performance
F414 INS6
Programs Programs
F414 EDE - Durability
F404-GE-IN20
RM12
F404-GE-400
F404-GE-102
F404-GE-402
F404-GE-F1D2
Multi-Generation
Product Plan
F404-GE-100D

1980

1990

2000

2010

2020

Continual Technology Infusion and

Growth

Product Plan F404-GE-100D 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 Continual Technology Infusion and Growth 16 GE -
Product Plan F404-GE-100D 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 Continual Technology Infusion and Growth 16 GE -

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