General Electric has been awarded the US Navy contract worth $74 million for repair, replacement and program support of F414 engine components of Super Hornets and EA-18G Growler carrier-based electronic warfare aircraft, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.
“General Electric, Lynn, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $74,050,000 six-month, firm-fixed-price, performance-based logistics requirements type contract for repair, replacement and program support of 773 F414 engine components of F/A-18 E, F, and EA 18G aircrafts,” the press release says.
Work will be performed at various GE supplier locations; and at the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, Jacksonville, Florida, and is expected to be completed by June 2018, the release added.
The F414 is one of the U.S. Navy's newest and most advanced aircraft engines. It features a FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) system with the proven design base of its F404 predecessor - to provide the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and the EA-18G Growler with a durable, reliable and easy-to-maintain engine.