Boeing is being awarded a contract action, with a not-to-exceed value of around $1.2 billion, in support of the sale of 28 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jets to Kuwait.
The undefinitized contract action is for long-lead non-recurring engineering required to develop a baseline configuration for the production and delivery of 22 F/A-18E and 6 F/A-18F Super Hornets in support of the government of Kuwait.
In addition, this contract provides for long-lead radar warning receivers (RWR) and aircraft armament equipment. The contract is expected to be completed in September 2022.
The contract work will be performed in Hazelwood, Missouri (47.2 percent); Goleta, California (22.3 percent); El Segundo, California (20.1 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (3.2 percent); Bloomington, Minnesota (1.7 percent); Mesa, Arizona (1.6 percent); Orlando, Florida (1.5 percent); Greenlawn, New York (0.8 percent); Deerfield Beach, Florida (0.5 percent); Wayne, New Jersey (0.4 percent); Torrance, California (.3 percent); Stillwater, Oklahoma (0.2 percent); and Minneapolis, Minnesota (0.2 percent).
Foreign Military Sales (FMS) funds in the amount of around $276 million will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a twin-engine supersonic, all-weather carrier-capable multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft (hence the F/A designation).
The F/A-18E Super Hornet is the single-seat variant and the F/A-18F Super Hornet is the two tandem-seat variant. They are larger and more advanced derivatives of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C/D Hornet.
The Super Hornet has an internal 20 mm M61 rotary cannon and can carry air-to-air missiles (AAM) and air-to-surface weapons. Additional fuel can be carried in up to five external fuel tanks and the aircraft can be configured as an airborne tanker by adding an external air refueling system.
The Super Hornet are currently used by the U.S. Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).