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Missouri Companies Awarded Billions In Defense Contracts

Missouri-based Burns & McDonnell and Boeing have been awarded more than $4 billion in defense contracts from the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense.

Burns & McDonnell were awarded a $20 million contract from the Navy to provide fire-protection services for U.S. Navy facilities in the Pacific region. Additionally, as part of the contract, Burns & McDonnell will evaluate facilities for fire safety and design any recommended improvements.

Meanwhile, Boeing was awarded a $4 billion modification contract by the Department of Defenseto produce 78 F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets for the U.S. Navy. This comes on the heels of more than $10 billion in defense contract the company announced in late 2018 including a $9.2 billion by the U.S. Air Force to produce the T-X trainer jet, an $805 million contract to build the Navy’s first four MQ-25 unmanned tankers and a contact, worth up to $2.38 billion, to manufacture the Air Force’s Huey replacement helicopter.

For more on Missouri’s aerospace and defense manufacturing check out our industry page, or contact Subash Alias, Interim CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.932.3973 or via our contact form. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have, and show you how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion, collaboration and investment needs.

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