Navy opens three SLM lines to accelerate Super Hornet Block III conversion

By Audrey Decker / July 13, 2022 at 5:55 PM
ANNAPOLIS, MD -- After continued congressional concern over the Navy's strike fighter inventory, the service has opened a third service life modification line in North Island, CA, to convert the F/A-18E/F Super Hornets to the most advanced version of the jet. Naval Air Forces chief Vice Adm. Kenneth Whitesell said the third service life modification line received its first Super Hornet three weeks ago. “St. Louis, San Antonio and a third line is now stood up in North Island so...

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