Boeing Awarded $1.9 Billion For Final Super Hornet Contract

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Boeing Awarded $1.9 Billion For Final Super Hornet Contract
Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

Boeing won a $1.9 billion contract for 44 F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft for the U.S Navy over the next two years.

With this production contract in place, the Navy will acquire the remaining aircraft included in the program 2016 yearend in addition to the 12 EA-18Gs requested by Australia in July 2013 for the Royal Australian Air Force. 

The Hornet is capable of fighter escort, reconnaissance, aerial refueling, close-air support, air-defense suppression and day/night precision strike.

The latest variant of the F/A-18, the EA-18G Growler, is an electronic attack aircraft combining the newly developed jamming capability upgrades of the EA-6B Prowler with the tactical versatility, advancements and capabilities of the Block II Super Hornet.

In addition, international business customers include Canada, Spain, Finland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Switzerland and Australia, all who fly the F/A-18 Hornet. Australia has also purchased the F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler. 

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