Boeing Co., a global aerospace and defense manufacturer, has been awarded a $1.5 billion contract by the U.S. Navy to produce and deliver 28 F-18 Super Hornets to the government of Kuwait. The new planes are set to replace Kuwait’s aging F-18 fleet purchased after the first Gulf War.
Boeing was also recently awarded a $427 million contract by the Department of Defense (DOD) to provide and manage consumable material for F/A-18 jet depot maintenance, and an indefinite delivery contract, valued at up to $73 million, to begin overhauling the U.S. Navy’s current fleet of F/A-18 Super Hornets.
Missouri has a rich history in aerospace, from Charles Lindbergh, to the Mercury space program, to the latest in aerospace innovation. Today, that cutting edge innovation continues with 100 aerospace manufacturing companies across Missouri, including Boeing, leading the way in every aspect of military aviation.
In fact, Missouri builds the F/A-18, EA-18 and F-15 fighter jets, along with a huge array of military ordinance. And at Boeing’s manufacturing facility in St. Louis world-class talent are working on new and exciting ways to ensure Boeing’s F/A-18 will also be ready to meet the future challenges of aerial warfare.
And its not just military aircraft that are being made in Missouri. Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security division recently completed the manufacture of the company’s first 777X wing edge at its plant in St. Louis, which opened last year, and is Boeing’s first commercial aircraft facility in Missouri.
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