Boeing is touting that a future upgrade to the F-18 Super Hornet will make it able to track stealth aircraft by their heat source. According to Boeing’s manager of F/A-18 programs, Dan Gillian, this would be just one of many Super Hornet enhancements to keep the aircraft flying well into the 2040’s.

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It’s a long-range, air-to-air counter-stealth sensor,” Gillian said of the technology during a briefing with reporters this week at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space conference in National Harbor, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C.