Boeing has won a $164 million US Navy contract for the service life modification (SLM) of 10 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft.
According to Boeing’s news release, funding covers modernization of 10 aircraft; option for FY20 would cover up to 35 aircraft.
Boeing has received a one-year contract, which also includes a one-year option for 2020, to continue modernizing the US Navy’s F/A-18 fleet under the Service Life Modification (SLM) program.
The contract funds the standup of a second SLM line in San Antonio, Texas, complementary to the line established last year in St. Louis. The San Antonio SLM line is scheduled to receive its first Super Hornet in June, and a total of 23 Super Hornets over the course of this contract.
The US Navy fleet consists of more than 550 Super Hornets.