Copa Boeing aircraft manufacturing concern can in 2016 to close the establishment fighter F/A-18 Super Hornet, reports Reuters. This year, over the last delivery of the aircraft to customers. The concern is calculated to prolong production of fighter aircraft, received additional orders from the Pentagon and foreign countries, but sales forecasts until diversified.
Concrete decision about the end of production F/A-18 is still pending. Expect to receive orders from the Pentagon is not necessary, as the authorities are intensively engaged in the municipal budget spending cuts, including embezzlement and the military. With the company expects that the fighter will be the winner of the tender Brazilian FX-II, in which the South American aircraft competes with the French Rafale and the Swedish JAS 39 Gripen.
Meanwhile, the middle of September 2013, it became clear that Brazil broke with the U.S. negotiating the purchase of fighter jets. The reason for this are reported spying on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on the part of the State Security Agency United States. According to unconfirmed reports, the contract for the supply of military aircraft of Brazil to be signed early October this year.
Create a Boeing F/A-18 considered as promising; these planes are possible enthusiasm for multiple customers in the global arms market. Namely, the ability to purchase fighter interested in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Canada, Denmark and Malaysia. Also F/A-18 they also studied the ability of F-15 fighters (possibly, F-15 Silent Eagle).
Since programm F/A-18 regarded as promising, management concern may see an opportunity to invest in the maintenance of self-assembling strip in working condition. Boeing also conducts development work to modernize the Super Hornet at his own expense.
Earlier, it became clear that Boeing has decided to close the establishment of military transport aircraft C-17 Globemaster III in 2015, when the last executed an export contract for the supply of transport such type. Boeing also withdrew from the U.S. Air Force offer to buy 20 used transport C-17 with the following substitution of 20 new aircraft type itself.