$102.4M to Upgrade Super Hornets With AESA Radars
McDonnell Douglas Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Co. in St. Louis, MO, received a $102.4 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00010-03-C-0054) to exercise an option for the procurement of 22 AN/APG-79 low-rate-initial-production III (LRIP III) Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar systems for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft. DID has covered the APG-79 radar before. The U.S. Navy eventually plans to buy over 400 of them, and potential foreign sales span seven countries now using the F/A-18 aircraft.
Work on this contract will be performed in El Segundo, Calif. (88%); St. Louis, Mo. (6%) and Marion, Va. (6%), and is expected to be completed in December 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD issued the contract.