Boeing builds Navy training and surveillance systems

WASHINGTON, D.C., 13 July 2005. The Department of Defense announced two no-bid contracts for a Boeing Co. subsidiary Wednesday worth nearly $550 million.

Jul 14th, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C., 13 July 2005. The Department of Defense announced two no-bid contracts for a Boeing Co. subsidiary Wednesday worth nearly $550 million.

One contract with the McDonnell Douglas Corp. of St. Louis, Mo., is for the U.S. Navy's new F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G Trainer and Training Systems. The company will upgrade existing systems and perform a range of analyses, modeling, simulation, design and development on all training systems for Navy and Marine Corps' aircraft platforms.

The F/A-18 E/F is also known as the Super Hornet. The EA-18G, known also as The Growler, is designed for electronic surveillance and attack of enemy threat radars and communications nets. The Pentagon said the work would be performed in St. Louis and was expected to be completed in July 2010.

The second contract, for just over $49 million, is for engineering, technical, and material support for all variants of the F/A-18 and EA-18G weapons systems. Work on that contract will also be performed in St. Louis and is expected to be completed by December 2007. For more information, see www.boeing.com.

More in Communications