Boeing’s Super Hornet family. Front to back: a single-seat F/A-18E, a two-seat F/A-18F, and an EA-18G. 

Boeing Warzone/The Drive: Boeing To End F/A-18 Super Hornet Production In Two Years  

Boeing says a potential foreign contract could prolong Super Hornet production for two years, but the writing is on the wall for the line.

 Boeing says that it expects to end production of new F/A-18E/F Super Hornets in 2025. It has left open the possibility that it could still be building Super Hornets two years after that for an unspecified “international customer,” which is very likely a reference to a potential Indian Navy contract. No matter what, by all indications, the company is expecting to stop making new F/A-18E/F before the end of the decade. 

The company announced its timeline for shuttering the F/A-18E/F production line, which is located within its facility in St. Louis, in a press release today. As it stands now, the only orders for Super Hornets that Boeing has left to fulfill are for the U.S. Navy. These jets, as well as examples of the EA-18G Growler electronic warfare derivative, are only currently in service with the Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force.  

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WNU Editor: An end of an era. 

Boeing Will Close It’s Super Hornet Production Line In 2025  

Boeing will close Super Hornet production line in 2025 — Defense News 

Boeing to stop production of F/A-18 Super Hornet jets in 2025 — Reuters

End Of An Era! Super Hornets ‘Concede’ To F-35C; Boeing Announces Closure Of Production Lines For F/A-18 Jets — EurAsian Times

Boeing unveils plans to end production of its St. Louis-made F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet — St. Louis Business Journal