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U.S. Navy F/A-18 fighter aircraft.

Boeing Defense Wins $2-Billion US Navy Contract

Dec. 21, 2022
A five-year contract will cover software and hardware requirements, plus services, to implement new capabilities on the F/A-18 and EA-18G fighter aircraft.

Boeing Defense, Space & Security has a new, $2.02-billion award from the U.S. Navy to cover the cost of system upgrades to F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft, specifically for all software and hardware, plus services, to implement new capabilities on the aircraft. The “cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price” contract sets no definite delivery dates or quantities, and covers all U.S. Navy and Foreign Military Sales operators of the two aircraft.

The work is scheduled to be completed by December 2027. Boeing Defense operations in St. Louis and El Segundo and China Lake, Calif., will carry out the manufacturing and service.

The Boeing-built F/A-18 is a twin-engine, carrier-capable fighter aircraft available in single-seat (F/A-18E) and tandem-seat (F/A-18F) variants. More than 600 of the aircraft have been built since its introduction in 1999, mainly for the U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force.

The EA-18G is also a two-seat variant of the F/A-18 specially adapted for electronic warfare. It has been production in 2007 in service with the U.S. Navy since 2009.

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