Boeing Wins $676.5Mln to Manufacture F-18 Combat Aircraft for the US Navy

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Boeing has been awarded a more than $676-million contract to produce six F/A-18E and eight F/A-18F Super Hornet combat aircraft, the US Department of Defense said in a press release.

"The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded $676,575,190 to a previously awarded contract for three full-rate production and delivery of six Lot 41 F/A-18E and eight F/A-18F aircraft," the release stated on Wednesday.

F-18 jet fighter takes off on the USS John C. Stennis, aircraft carrier in the South China Sea on Friday, April 15, 2016. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited the aircraft carrier during a trip to the region
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AP Photo/ Lolita C. BaldorThe Defense Department said work under the contract will be performed in the US states of California, Missouri, Texas, Arizona, Ohio and New York as well as at other sites around the United States. Production is scheduled to be completion in February 2019.

The US Naval Air Systems Command awarded the contract, according to the release.

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