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F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighter

Country of Origin: USA

issues and notes

In the program's early days, the Super Hornet was heavily criticized in two broad areas: program management and whether the design represents a sufficient improvement to be worth the cost of procuring. A leading skeptic was the GAO, whose criticisms were consistent, broadly based and extended over several years. Several GAO reports, especially those issued in 1996, 1998 and 1999, repeatedly questioned every major claimed improvement offered by the F/A-18E/F over the F/A-18C/D....

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