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Boeing offers F414EPE engine for Indian bid

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 18, 2009

Boeing has said it will offer the more powerful F414 EPE engine for its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet bid for the Indian MMRCA contract.

The EPE engine, an enhanced version of the current F414, features new materials and greater durability in the hot end, providing up to 20 per cent more power, an enhanced climb rate and more range with a weapons load, as well as a longer service life.

The engine has until now not been offered to any other current or prospective Super Hornet customers, but Boeing is reportedly in discussions with the USN about future build runs as well as Brazil.

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