Monday, June 13, 2011

DTN News - BOEING DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. Navy To Procure Nine F/A-18E Aircraft During Fiscal 2011

Defense News: DTN News - BOEING DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. Navy To Procure Nine F/A-18E Aircraft During Fiscal 2011
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - June 13, 2011: The U.S. Department of Defense issued/notification # 499 dated June 13, 2011 released, indicates The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $408,753,999 ceiling-priced modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N00019-09-C-0019) for the full rate production and delivery of nine fiscal 2011 (LOT 35) F/A-18E aircraft in accordance with the aircraft variation in quantity clause.

Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed in December 2013.

Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

F/A-18E/F Super Hornet  (Neg#: Super Hornet )The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is a combat-proven strike fighter with built-in versatility. The Super Hornet's suite of integrated and networked systems provides enhanced interoperability, total force support for the combatant commander and for the troops on the ground.

Both the single seat E and two-seat F models convert quickly from one mission type to the next with the flip of a switch to provide consistent air dominance:

  • Day/night strikes with precision-guided weapons
  • Anti-air warfare
  • Fighter escort
  • Close air support
  • Suppression of enemy air defense
  • Maritime strike
  • Reconnaissance
  • Forward air control
  • Tanker

The Super Hornet's versatility applies to its weapon stations and payload types:

  • 11 weapon stations
  • Supports a full complement of smart weapons, including laser-guided bombs
  • Carries a full spectrum mix of air-to-air and air-to-ground ordnance

The Super Hornet is powered by two General Electric F414-GE-400 engines:

  • Distinctive caret-shaped inlet to provide increased airflow and reduced radar signature
  • 22,000 pounds (98 Kn) of thrust per engine, 44,000 pounds (196 Kn) per aircraft

Flight qualities:

  • Highly departure resistant through its operational flight envelope.
  • Unlimited angle-of-attack and carefree flying qualities for highly effective combat capability and ease of training.
  • Reconfigurable digital flight-control system detects and corrects for battle damage.

Long-term designed in versatility ensures the Super Hornet's investment value. Current upgrades delivered in the Block Two configuration include:

  • Active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar
  • Advanced targeting forward-looking infrared (ATFLIR) system
  • Joint-helmet mounted cueing system (JHMCS)
  • Multifunctional information distribution system (MIDS)
  • Advanced aft crew station
  • Fibre channel switch for increased data processing capability
  • Fully integrated weapons systems and sensors for reduced crew workload and increased capability.

The Super Hornet was built by a team that includes Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GE Aircraft Engines, Raytheon, and more than 1,800 suppliers in the United States and Canada.

  • First production model delivered to the U.S. Navy in December 1998
  • Entered service in November 1999

For more information, read the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet (PDF) overview (PDF) or Product card (PDF)

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