The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $1,9 billion fixed-price-incentive-fee contract for the full rate production of 11 Lot 38 F/A-18E aircraft for the U.S. Navy and 33 EA-18G aircraft for the U.S. Navy (21) and the government of Australia (12).
Work will be performed in El Segundo, California (46 percent); St. Louis, Missouri (30 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (2 percent); East Aurora, New York (1.5 percent); Irvine, California (1percent); Ajax, Ontario, Canada (1 percent), and various locations within the United States (18.5 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2016.
Fiscal 2013 and 2014 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,405,732,929 and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $533,427,890 are being obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). This contract combines purchase for the U.S. Navy ($1,405,732,929; 72.7 percent) and the government of Australia ($533,427,890; 27.3 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program.
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-14-C-0032).
Press Release, July 01, 2014; Image: Wikimedia