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Boeing sees contract soon for 47 more F/A-18, EA-18G fighters

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"Boeing sees contract soon for 47 more F/A-18, EA-18G fighters"
by Jim Young
ST. LOUIS Mon May 5, 2014 1:43pm EDT

Source:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/05/us-boeing-contract-idUSBREA440LS20140505

(Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) has reached agreement with the U.S. Navy on a multibillion-dollar contract for 47 more F/A-18 fighter jets and EA-18G electronic attack planes funded in fiscal years 2013 and 2014, and is "very close" to signing a contract, a top company executive said Monday.

Mike Gibbons, Boeing's program manager for both fighter jets, said the contract would include 11 F/A-18 Super Hornets funded in fiscal 2013, 21 EA-18G "Growlers" funded in fiscal 2014, 12 Growlers for Australia and three additional EA-18G planes included in a legal settlement with the U.S. government.

He said the contract could be finalized and signed within the next two months. Gibbons gave no details on the total value of the contract.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by David Gregorio)
 

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I would read the facts a little closer. The Australian Growlers for instance are the same 12 announced back in 2012...
 

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Nice photo, thanks Steve. I really like the way some of the current A/C look in the throw back camo.
 

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Interesting bit about the billion C$ upgrade for Canadian F/A-18
Among the upgrades included in this potential package: 50 Sidewinder AIM-9X Block II tactical missiles; 38 APG-79(V)4 active electronically scanned array radars; 38 APG-79(V)4 AESA radar A1 kits; 46 F/A-18A wide-band RADOMES; upgrades to the Advanced Distributed Combat Training System; and technical assistance to support the upgraded jets.

 
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