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Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet

Multi mission fighter with twin turbofans. Includes F/A-18E (single seat), F/A-18F (two-seat) and EA-18G (Growler) current variants.

Recent news releases:
28/08/2013: Advanced Super Hornet demonstrates significant stealth, range improvements
10/09/2012: Boeing, US Navy successfully complete 1st test of advanced mission computer for Super Hornet, Growler

See the full news archive for the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet.

This page lists the major suppliers to the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft program.




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Suppliers (174 links)
Materials Adhesives (2) Chemicals (1) Composites (3) Lubricants (1) Metals (4) Non-metal Materials (1) Plastics (1)
Components Active Electronic Components (2) Actuation (5) Bearings (1) Electrical Components (2) Electrical/Electronic Connectors (2) Fasteners (3) Fibre Optics (1) Lighting (2) Mechanical Components (9) Non-Mechanical Components (1) Passive Electronic Components (3) Sensors, Transducers & Detectors (5) Structural Components (9) Switches (1) Valves (7) Windows & Glass (1)
Airframe Systems Airframe Assemblies (10) Crew Seating (1) Environmental Systems (4) Fluid Power (5) Landing Assemblies (7) Safety & Security Systems (4) Weapons Systems (7)
Avionics Avionic Components (2) Communications (Airborne) (2) Flight and Data Management (4) Imaging and Visual Systems (2) Indicators and Instruments (10) Navigation Aids (Airborne) (2) Warning Systems (1)
Power Systems Auxiliary Power (1) Batteries & Accessories (1) Electrical Power Systems (6) Engine Components (5) Engines (1) Fuel Systems (5) Power Transmission (2) Rotors & Propellers (1)
Production Handling Equipment (1) Machining (4) Metal Removing (1) Tooling (2) Tools (2)
Testing Test Equipment (4)
 
Materials / Adhesives
Cuming Microwave Corp.       Conductive Adhesive: Adhesives & electrically conductives
Permacel       Adhesive Tape: Adhesive tape products

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Materials / Chemicals
Dysol, Inc.       Solvents:

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Materials / Composites
Composites Horizons Inc.       Composite Structures: Carbon/polyimide outer bypass duct for F-414 engine
Hexcel Composites       Carbon-reinforced Composites: Carbon fibers, structural adhesives, honeycombs, prepregs, sandwich panels and reinforcement fabrics
Magnolia Advanced Materials, Inc.       Syntactic Composites: Adhesives, coatings and syntactics

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Materials / Lubricants
Orelube Corporation       Synthetic Lubricants: Boelube

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Materials / Metals
Carpenter Technology Corporation   News   Superalloys: AerMet 100 alloy for landing gear (through Goodrich)
Coast Metal Craft       Metal & Alloy Fabrications: Metal hose and bellows assemblies, precision sheet metal assemblies, plus parts produced from metal spinning and CNC machining
Latrobe Speciality Steel Company       Steel: High purity vacuum remelted steels
TIMET Titanium Metals Corporation       Titanium:

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Materials / Non-metal Materials
Chemical Cloth Company       Cloth & Paper Wipers: Chemical cloth C-60 tack rags

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Materials / Plastics
Roncelli Plastics       Plastics Fabricators: CNC machining and fabricating of plastics & non-metallics

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Components / Active Electronic Components
Excalibur Systems, Inc       Printed Circuit Boards: EXC-4000 interface board for avionics test and simulation applications
Harris Corp (Govt Communications Systems Div)       Electronic Components: Acousto-optic modulators. Fibre Channel Network Switch (FCNS)

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Components / Actuation
Arkwin Industries Inc.       Mechanical Actuators: Ram air turbine deployment actuator
Curtiss-Wright Flight Systems Inc.       Rotary Actuators: Canopy actuator
Gar-Kenyon Aerospace & Defense       Hydraulic Actuators:
GE Aviation (Mechanical Systems LA)       Mechanical Actuators: Thrust reverser actuation systems, landing gear truck positioning actuator
Parker Aerospace Hydraulic Systems       Hydraulic Actuators: Actuators for trailing-edge flaps and tailerons

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Components / Bearings
Rexnord Industries, LLC       Ball Bearings: Seals & bearings

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Components / Electrical Components
Electrocube       Power Transformers: Foil transformers
Precision Components, Inc.       Solenoids:

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Components / Electrical/Electronic Connectors
ARMEL Electronics, Inc.       Printed Circuit Connectors: Printed circuit connectors with contact capabilities
HiRel Connectors, Inc.       Electrical & Electronic Connectors: Connectors, removal crimp and hermetic solder contacts

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Components / Fasteners
Avibank Mfg. Inc.       Fasteners: Pins, bolts, fasteners & accessories
Ho-Ho-Kus, Inc.       Fasteners: Clamps and fasteners, nuts, bolts & screws
Mills/Sterling Aerospace, Inc.       Fasteners: Fasteners, fittings, hardware, o-rings & kitting

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Components / Fibre Optics
Aurora Optics, Inc.       Fibre Optic Connectors: Fibre optic splices & cable restorations

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Components / Lighting
Executive Technical Services Inc.       Instrumentation Lighting: Aviation instrumentation and night vision lighting conversions
Photo Etch       Instrumentation Lighting: Integrally-lit display and control panels

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Components / Mechanical Components
Aerofit, Inc.       Fluid Fittings: High and low pressure fluid fittings and fitting systems
Arrowhead Products       Manifolds & Ducts: Bleed air ducting system
Bell-Memphis, Inc.       Turnbuckles: Control cable turnbuckles
Cablecraft Motion Controls       Push-Pull Control Assemblies: Mechanical cable controls & cable assemblies
Eaton Ltd       Mechanical Couplers: Quick release couplings
Loos & Co. Inc., Wire Rope Div.       Wire Assemblies: Wire rope flight control cable assemblies
Parker Aerospace - Stratoflex Products Div.       Disconnects: Hydraulic ground service quick disconnects
UTC Aerospace Systems, Engine Systems       Impellers:
Voss Industries Inc.       Clamps: Clamping, coupling and ducting products

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Components / Non-Mechanical Components
Precision Coil Spring Co.       Springs:

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Components / Passive Electronic Components
API Delevan Inc.       Inductors: Surface mount inductors
Custom Electronics, Inc.       Capacitors: High voltage mica paper capacitors and electronic modules
Souriau PA&E       Electronic Filters: Ceramic EMI filters

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Components / Sensors, Transducers & Detectors
Aircraft Appliances & Equipment Ltd.       Tachometer Generators: Tachometer generators for percent RPM indicators
Fluid Components International, LLC       Liquid Level Sensors: Liquid level & flow sensors
Harco LLC       Temperature Detectors: Speed sensors, resistance temperature detectors and outside air temperature sensors
Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.       Transducers: All-welded, hermetically sealed, true vented gauge pressure transducer
UTC Aerospace Systems, Sensors & Integrated Systems       Sensors/Transducers: Pitot probe; ice detectors; air data total air temperature sensors

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Components / Structural Components
Aerospace Dynamics International       Aircraft Structural Components: Sniper pod adaptor
AJR Industries, Inc.       Precision Machined Parts: Machining of complex parts and custom equipment.
California Drop Forge, Inc.       Metal & Alloy Forgings: Closed die forgings for landing gear
Elbit Systems Cyclone Ltd   News   Aircraft Structural Components: Leading edge extension; Aircraft Structural Components: Navigation pod adaptor
Ellanef Manufacturing       Precision Machined Parts: Landing gear uplock assembly; spoiler mixer assembly
GKN Aerospace - Stellex       Metal Structures: Aluminium inlet lip; titanium arrestor hook fitting; titanium landing gear fitting
Kanfit Ltd       Aircraft Structural Components: Metal & composite primary parts
Magellan Aerospace Corp.       Aircraft Structural Components: Bonded structures & assemblies; machined components & assemblies; complex castings
Precision Components, Inc.       Metal Structures: Metallic machined parts

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Components / Switches
Eaton Ltd       Pressure Switches:

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Components / Valves
Auto-Valve Inc.       Valves: Valve design, built & test
Dukes Aerospace Inc.       Solenoid Valves: Fuel valves and solenoids
Eaton Ltd       Hydraulic System Valves: Ball valves and hydraulic components
Gar-Kenyon Aerospace & Defense       Hydraulic System Valves: Restrictor valves & flow regulators
Haskel International, Inc.       Valves: High pressure valves, tubing, fittings and accessories
Precision Components, Inc.       Valves:
Woodward HRT       Servovalves:

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Components / Windows & Glass
GKN Aerospace Transparency Systems Inc.       Windshields: Cockpit windshields and side windows

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Airframe Systems / Airframe Assemblies
Aero Vodochody Aerospace a.s.   News   Aircraft Doors: Gun bay door
Boeing Aerostructures Australia       Wing Flaps: Composite trailing edge flaps
EADS CASA       Aircraft Control Surfaces: Horizontal tail surfaces, leading-edge extensions, rudders, flaps, rear side panels
GKN Aerospace - Monitor   News   Aircraft Interior Bulkheads: Titanium bulkheads
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (Aircraft Division Bangalore)   News   Aircraft Doors: Gun bay door
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems   News   Fuselage Sections: Centre/aft fuselage section
Peco-Astronics       Aircraft Doors: Impact resistant fuel access doors
Production Parts Pty. Ltd.       Aircraft & Helicopter Controllers: Rudder pedal kits
RUAG Aerostructures       Wings: Wing moveables
Triumph Actuation Systems - Connecticut       Steering Systems: Nose wheel steering unit

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Airframe Systems / Crew Seating
Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd.       Ejector Seats: SJU-17 NACES zero/zero ejection seat

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Airframe Systems / Environmental Systems
Johns Manville, Inc.       Thermal Insulation: Micro fibre insulation
Meggitt Defence Systems   News   Cooling Systems: Environmental control unit for Infrared Search & Track system
UTC Aerospace Systems - Air Management Systems       Air Conditioning Equipment: Air conditioning
UTC Aerospace Systems, Sensors & Integrated Systems       Water Heaters: Water line heaters; heated drain masts

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Airframe Systems / Fluid Power
Eaton Aerospace, Fluid Conveyance Division       Fluid Conveyance Systems: Pumps, valves, level sensors, pressure switches, refuel/defuel manifolds, and couplings
Eaton Aerospace, Fuel & Motion Control Division       Hydraulic Pumps: Vickers hydraulic pumps
Marotta Controls, Inc.       Hydraulic Systems & Equipment: Fluid and gas control products, systems and actuators
PTI Technologies Inc.       Hydraulic Filters:
Whittaker Controls Inc.       Hydraulic Systems & Equipment: Pneumatic and hydraulic equipment

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Airframe Systems / Landing Assemblies
Crane Aerospace/Hydro-Aire Inc.       Anti-Skid Brakes & Systems: Anti-skid & brake control systems
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres       Tyres:
GE Aviation Systems (Santa Ana)       Aircraft Landing Gear: Landing gear structures
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company       Tyres:
Honeywell Aerospace, Aircraft Landing Systems       Aircraft Wheels: Wheels & brakes
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty       Aircraft Landing Gear: Main landing gear & nose landing gear
UTC Aerospace Systems, Landing Systems   News   Aircraft Landing Gear: Landing gear products

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Airframe Systems / Safety & Security Systems
Crest Foam Industries, Inc.       Safety Foam: Reticulated polyurethane foam for explosion suppression and surge/noise mitigation
Curtiss-Wright Controls - Avionics & Electronics       Fire & Smoke Detectors: Fire protection detectors & fire protection systems
Ducommun LaBarge Technologies, Inc.   News   Warning Systems/Equipment: Master caution and warning assemblies
Meggitt - MUSA/PLC       Fire Fighting/Detection Systems: Fire protection systems; Safety Harnesses: Safety restraints

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Airframe Systems / Weapons Systems
BAE Systems plc       Weapons Countermeasures: AN/ALE-47 chaff/flare dispensers
ITT Exelis       Electronic Warfare Systems: Electronic warfare system installation - ALQ-214 IDECM RFCM
ITT Exelis, Electronic Systems   News   Electronic Warfare Systems: ALQ-214 IDECM RFCM
Klune Industries, Inc.       Stores Management Systems: Machined components & assembly for BRU55 bomb rack
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control   News   Infrared Target Designators: Infrared search & track program
Raytheon, Space and Airborne Systems   News   Surveillance/Air Defense Radar: AN/APG-79 active electronically scanned array radar (EA-18G Growler variant); Infrared Target Designators: AN/ASQ-228 Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking Infra-Red (ATFLIR); Surveillance/Air Defense Radar: AN/ALR-67(V)3 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR); Weapons Countermeasures: AN/ALE-50 Towed Decoy
Ultra Electronics Precision Air & Land Systems       Ordnance Handling Equipment: HiPPAG airborne compressor for missile infrared seeker cooling & munitions ejection

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Avionics / Avionic Components
GE Aviation Systems - Electrical Power       Instrument Panels: Control panels & lighting controllers
Hypernetics Ltd.       Avionics Controls: Electromagnetic indicators

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Avionics / Communications (Airborne)
Andrea Systems LLC       Onboard Intercom Systems: In-line amplifiers
Rockwell Collins Inc.       Radio Communications Equipment: AN/ARC-210 secure UHF/VHF radio

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Avionics / Flight and Data Management
DRS Technologies Inc.       Flight Recorders: Deployable Flight Incident Recorder Set (DFIRS); WRR-818 cockpit video recording system
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems   News   Onboard Computers: Type 4 advanced mission computer
L-3 Communications Electronic Systems       Cockpit Control Systems: Cockpit display systems
Moog Controls (UK)       Automatic Flight Control Systems: Primary flight controls

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Avionics / Imaging and Visual Systems
Photo-Sonics, Inc.       Cameras (Airborne): High-speed digital and film cameras, long-recording digital cameras and airborne high-speed digital cameras
Raytheon, Space and Airborne Systems   News   Reconnaissance Radar: AN/APG-73 multimode digital air-to-air and air-to-ground radar; Airborne Reconnaissance Infrared: Shared Reconnaissance Pod (SHARP)

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Avionics / Indicators and Instruments
Avionics Specialties Inc       Angle of Attack Indicators: Integrated multi-function probe for angle of attack
Elbit Systems Ltd   News   LCD Displays: Multi-function colour AMLCD, high resolution
Harris Corp (Govt Communications Systems Div)       Moving Maps: TAMMAC (Tactical Aircraft Moving Map Capability) digital map computer
IDD Aerospace Corporation       Keyboards: Keyboards, bezels & integrated switch panels
Interface Displays & Controls, Inc.       LCD Displays: AMLCD Control Display Unit
NTS National Technical Systems       Electronic Flight Instrument Systems: Electronic test systems
QED/Inc.       Pressure Indicators: Bourdon tube pressure gauges, pressure switches and pressure gauge/switch combinations
Rockwell Collins Inc.       Helmet-Mounted Displays (HMD): Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS)
UTC Aerospace Systems, Sensors & Integrated Systems       Fuel Quantity Indicators: Fuel quantity indicator
Vision Systems International, LLC   News   Helmet-Mounted Displays (HMD):

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Avionics / Navigation Aids (Airborne)
ITT Exelis       Navigation Antennas: Q134 antenna for low radar cross-section configuration
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems   News   Inertial Components & Systems: Embedded INS/GPS

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Avionics / Warning Systems
Elbit Systems Electro-Optics ELOP Ltd.       Laser Radar: Laser designation systems

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Power Systems / Auxiliary Power
Honeywell Aerospace       Auxiliary Power Units: GTC36-200 APU

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Power Systems / Batteries & Accessories
Concorde Battery Corporation       Lead Acid Batteries (Wet & Dry): Valve regulated sealed lead acid batteries

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Power Systems / Electrical Power Systems
Ashland Electric Products Inc.       Electric Motors: High performance motors, fans and blowers
Crane Aerospace & Electronics       Airborne Electrical Power Supplies: Power management & distribution systems and auto-transformer rectifier units
Electromech Technologies       Electric Motors: Hydraulic pump motor; engine cowl door opener motor
GE Aviation Electrical Power (Dayton)       Generating Systems: Generators & control units
Judd Wire Inc.       Electrical Wire & Cable: Insulated wire & cable
Ontic       Electric Motors: DC and AC motors

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Power Systems / Engine Components
Aerotech Herman Nelson, Inc.       Engine Preheaters: Portable heaters
ITP - Industria de Turbo Propulsores, S.A.       Engine Parts: Components such as casing, pipes, nozzles, distributors, seals, short axles, nozzle guide vanes and discs
Lytron, Inc.       Engine Heat Exchangers: PAO/GN2 heat exchanger
Triumph Fabrications - Hot Springs       Nacelles: Nacelle inlet duct skin
UTC Aerospace Systems, Engine Systems       Turbine Engine Blades: Turbine airfoils

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Power Systems / Engines
GE Aviation - Aircraft Engines   News   Turbofan Engines: F414-GE-400 engines

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Power Systems / Fuel Systems
Elbit Systems Cyclone Ltd   News   Fuel Tanks & Systems: Filament wound 330 gallon fuel tanks
Engineered Fabrics Corp.       Fuel Tanks & Systems: Aircraft fuel tanks
Nichols Airborne Division       Fuel Pumps: DC motor driven fuel pumps, AC motor driven fuel pumps and fuel filters
Triumph Engine Control Systems       Fuel Pumps: Engine fuel pumps & metering units
UTC Aerospace Systems - Engine Systems       Fuel Nozzles:

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Power Systems / Power Transmission
BMT Aerospace USA       Gears & Assemblies: Gearbox assemblies & gears
UTC Aerospace Systems, Engine Systems, Power Transmissions Systems       Shafts & Shaft Assemblies: Power take off shaft

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Power Systems / Rotors & Propellers
SPX Precision Components       Rotor Hub Assemblies: Rotor heads, tail and main rotor components, transmissions, pylon bracket assemblies, gears, structural components, mechanical assemblies, and other sophisticated aerospace components

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Production / Handling Equipment
Regent Manufacturing       Jacks: Jacks, wheel & brake dollies

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Production / Machining
Advanced Integration Technology, Inc.       Drilling Equipment: Turnkey automated drilling system for outer wing assembly
Electroimpact       Drilling Equipment: Automatic floor drilling equipment
Fives Machining Systems, Inc.   News   Machining Systems: Volumetric error compensation system for machining systems
M. Torres Disenos Industriales S.A.       Drilling Equipment: Drilling systems

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Production / Metal Removing
Tech Met Inc.       Chemical Milling: Chemically-milled engine components (through GE)

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Production / Tooling
Odyssey Industries, Inc.       Jigs & Fixtures: Bonding fixtures
Paragon D & E       Tooling:

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Production / Tools
Lomas Engineering Limited       Cutting Tools: Special drills and cutting tools
Omega Technologies, Inc.       Insertion/Removal Tools: Fastener installation & removal tools; hole drilling & preparation tools

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Testing / Test Equipment
Airmo, Inc.       Test Equipment: Patented testing, hydro expansion, and end forming systems, tooling, and components
Habco, Inc.       Fuel Test Equipment: Flow testing, pressure testing and cleanliness verification units
Moog FCS       Test Equipment: Electro-mechanical and hydro-mechanical control systems
Testek, Inc.       Test Stands: Generator test stand; Pneumatic Test Equipment: Pneumatic test stand; Fuel Test Equipment: Fuel test stand; Automated Test Equipment: Automatic test equipment test stand; Hydraulic Test Equipment: Hydraulic test stand

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