BRIEF: Boeing awarded $1.9 billion contract for Super Hornets, Growlers

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) |

July 02--Boeing was awarded a $1.9 billion contract to produce 44 F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft for the U.S. Navy and Australian government.

The contract is part of a previously announced appropriation for Super Hornets and Growlers and not part of efforts to secure additional funding for more aircraft.

The production contract includes 11 Super Hornets and 33 Growlers, 12 of which are for Australia. Production is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

Boeing's Defense, Space & Security business unit is based in Hazelwood. Thirty percent of the work for the contract will be done in the St. Louis region, and 46 percent of the work will be done in El Segundo, Calif. The remainder of the work will be done in Fort Worth, Texas; East Aurora, N.Y.; Irvine, Calif.; Ajax, Ontario, Canada , and various U.S. locations, according to the contract.

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