Hornet, Growler foreign customers to receive data updates

Boeing was awarded the $41 million contract by the U.S. Navy to provide updates to F/A-18 and EA-18G operated by Australia, Finland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Switzerland, Canada and Spain.
By Ryan Maass  |  April 3, 2017 at 12:22 PM
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April 3 (UPI) -- Boeing received a $41 million contract modification to provide services for F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft operated by U.S. foreign military sales customers.

Under the agreement, tasks will include engineering services, provisioning, information systems, training and technical data updates. The contract supports planes operated by the governments of Australia, Finland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Switzerland, Canada and Spain.

Boeing will perform most of the work at their facility in St. Louis, Miss., with additional tasks set to be conducted in El Segundo, Calif.; Bethpage, N.Y.; and San Diego, Calif. Work is expected to be complete by December 2017.

The company received $37 million at the time of the contract award, $25 million of which is set to expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The order combines purchases from all aforementioned governments in addition to the U.S. Navy.

The Naval Air Systems Command is the contracting activity.

The F/A-18 Super Hornet and the EA-18G Growler are both adaptations of the legacy F-18 Hornet aircraft. The Super Hornet has been modified to feature improved combat capabilities, while the Growler is designed to perform enhanced electronic warfare operations.

Boeing is the primary contractor for both variants.

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