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Boeing contracted for work on U.S. Navy F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircraft

Deal covers systems for F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircraft.

By Geoff Ziezulewicz
Boeing contracted for work on U.S. Navy F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircraft
Boeing has been awarded a $18 million U.S. Navy contract modification for work on the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft. Pictured, a Growler in Japan this month. U.S. Marine Corps photo

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Boeing has been awarded a $18 million U.S. Navy contract modification for work on the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft.

The cost-plus-fixed-fee modification covers additional production engineering support for installation and integration of systems required for the aircraft.

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The effort also includes electromagnetic aircraft launch system follow-on test and evaluation support.

Work will be performed in Maryland and Missouri and is expected to be completed in February.

Naval Air Systems Command is the contracting activity.

The Super Hornet is a twin engine, supersonic, all-weather, multi-role fighter jet.

The Growler is an electronic attack aircraft and is an F/A-18 variant.

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