Boeing has signed a US$238 million contract
extension to upgrade additional F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet
fighters for the Navy and Marine Corps.
The work at the company’s Cecil Field facility will keep the
aircraft modern and mission ready. It includes high flight-hour inspections, periodic maintenance inspections, in-service repair
and modifications, upgrades and engineering.
is to support the Navy’s effort to improve readiness,” said Boeing
F/A-18 Sustainment program director, Travis McBurnett. “Since 1999,
the Boeing Cecil Field team has returned 880 modified or repaired
F/A-18s to the Navy and Marines. We look forward to delivering
many more in the coming years.”
The U.S. Department of Defense awarded this
contract on 5 May 2017.
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