Testing the F-18 at the U.S. Naval Air Test Center.
NAVAL AIR TEST CENTER PATUXENT RIVER MD
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The U.S. Navy is procuring the F-18 as a replacement for the F-4 and A-7 aircraft starting in 1983. The F-18 design advancements include control-by-wire digital flight control system, cockpit designed for one man operability, state-of-the-art avionics integration by softwaremultiplex techniques, and a high use of composite materials. The unique aspect of the F-18 Full Scale Development program is that it will be principal sited at the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland. Author
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