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Boeing Wins $1.1 Billion to Supply 28 Super Hornets to Kuwait
F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft (Image: Boeing)

Boeing has won a $1.1 billion contract to develop a baseline configuration for the production and delivery of 22 F/A-18E and 6 F/A-18F Super Hornets to Kuwait.

In addition, this contract provides for long-lead radar warning receivers and aircraft armament equipment.  Work is expected to be completed in September 2022, the US department of defense said in a statement Friday.

The US state department had earlier in November 2016 had approved sale of 40 Super Hornet Aircraft with support, equipment, and training for an estimated cost is $10.1 billion.

Boeing has won a $1.1 billion contract to develop a baseline configuration for the production and delivery of 22 F/A-18E and 6 F/A-18F Super Hornets to Kuwait.

In addition, this contract provides for long-lead radar warning receivers and aircraft armament equipment.  Work is expected to be completed in September 2022. 

The US state department had earlier in November 2016 had approved sale of 40 Super Hornet Aircraft with support, equipment, and training for an estimated cost is $10.1 billion.

The Government of Kuwait had requested to purchase 32 F/A-18E aircraft, with F414-GE-400 engines; eight F/A-18F aircraft with F414-GE-400 engines; eight spare F414-GE-400 engines and 24 engine modules; 41 AN/APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radars; 44 M61A2 20mm Gun Systems; 45 AN/ALR-67(V)3 Radar Warning Receivers; 240 LAU-127E/A Guided Missile Launchers; 45 AN/ALE-47 Airborne Countermeasures Dispenser Systems; 12 AN/AAQ-33 SNIPER Advanced Targeting Pods; 48 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS); 45 AN/ALQ-214 Radio Frequency Counter-Measures Systems; 45 AN/ALE-55 Towed Decoys; 48 Link-16 Systems and other equipment.

Apart from Kuwait, Boeing is also pushing Super Hornet to Finland, India, Switzerland and Germany. With the current set of orders in addition to US Navy’s planned acquisition, the Boeing’s Missouri production line opens into the 2030s.

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