Boeing has been awarded a $22 million worth contract to provide engineering services in support of F/A-18 Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft for the Navy and the government of Australia.
The Department of defense announced Friday that under the awarded contract, Boeing will procure “the non-recurring engineering required for the redesign of the Data Bus Interface Unit and the Deployable Flight Incident Recorder of the Deployable Flight Incident Recording Set (DFIRS) in support of F/A-18 A-F and EA-18G aircraft”.
This order combines purchases for the Navy and the government of Australia under the Foreign Military Sales program.
The redesigns will address obsolescence issues, as well as provide for additional memory and a 406 MHz beacon capability. The order also includes the development of three DFIRS Automated Test Station testing assets to support redesign and development activity and for use during the production of the redesigned DFIRS system, the release states.
Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri; El Segundo, California; other locations within the U.S. ; and Ontario, Canada, and is expected to be completed in July 2022.