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Boeing awarded $1.1B contract for 28 F/A-18E/F for Kuwait


The deal, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $1.165 billion under the terms of an undefinitized contract action. The agreement enables Boeing to provide engineering services, along with radar warning receivers and aircraft armament equipment for the production and delivery of 22 F/A-18E Hornets and 6 F/A-18F Super Hornets.


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Work on the contract will occur in multiple locations in the United States and is expected to be complete in September 2022. More than $275.8 million will be obligated to Boeing at time of award from foreign military sales funds, the Department of Defense said. The Pentagon says that none of the obligated funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.Work on the contract will occur in multiple locations in the United States and is expected to be complete in September 2022. More than $275.8 million will be obligated to Boeing at time of award from foreign military sales funds, the Department of Defense said. The Pentagon says that none of the obligated funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The combat-proven F/A-18E/F Super Hornet delivers cutting-edge next generation multi-role strike fighter capability that is available today, outdistancing current and emerging threats well into the future. The Super Hornet has the capability, flexibility and performance necessary to modernize the air or naval aviation forces of any country. Built by the industry team of Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GE Aircraft Engines, Raytheon and more than 1,900 suppliers nationwide, the Super Hornet provides the warfighter with today’s newest advances in multimission capability and growth for decades to come in missions, roles and technology. The Super Hornet’s suite of integrated and networked systems provides enhanced interoperability and support for ground forces as well as the overall force commander. The Super Hornet entered combat on its maiden voyage in 2002 and remains combat deployed today.