Boeing Looking Into Manufacturing F/A-18 Super Hornet Fighter Jets In India
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg recently told The Hindustan Times that the company is in “conversations” to manufacture its F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets in India.
Muilenburg added that producing Super Hornet jets in India are a part of Boeing’s strategy to invest “billions of dollars” in the country.
He told the Hindustan Times, “We think there is a great opportunity for us to bring Super Hornet to India that will fulfill an operational need, but even more importantly think about it as a capability investment and architect it as a broad industrial investment, build up a supply chain that has industrial capability, not only to design but also to manufacture for the full lifecycle of the products.”
At the moment, Boeing is producing the Super Hornet in St. Louis but that production line is scheduled to close at the end of 2017.