Two F-18 engines for SwitzerlandOct 31, 2005 15:23 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
General Electric Co. Aircraft Engines Business Group in Lynn, MA received a $6.5 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-99-C-1175) for the purchase of two F404-GE-402 engines for the government of Switzerland under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The F404 is a widely-used jet engine, equipping the F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter, JAS-39 Gripen 4th generation lightweight fighter, India’s Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA), South Korea’s T-50 Golden Eagle supersonic trainer & light attack aircraft, Singapore’s upgraded (and soon to be retired) A-4SU Super Skyhawk attack aircraft, and the X-45 J-UCAS attack UAV, as well as models A-D of the F/A-18 Hornet fighter flown by Switzerland et. al.
Work will be performed in Lynn, MA and work is expected to be complete in December 2005. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD issued the contract.