Super Hornet Fighter Family MYP-III: 2010-2018 Contracts
February 16/18: Contracts-Sensors-Fuel Tank ECP Boeing received a $219 million order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for non-recurring efforts associated with Engineering Change Proposal 6503 for the design, development, test and integration of the conformal fuel tank in support of the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Work will take place at several US locations with a scheduled completion date of July 2022. Meanwhile, Raytheon will provide additional hardware and software developments for sensor systems on board F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers. Valued at $8.8 million, work on the agreement will performed in El Segundo, California, and is expected to be completed in December 2021. While the contract modification did not specify what developments would be made, the firm’s AN/APG-79 Radar Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar is in use by Super Hornet Growler aircrews.
The US Navy flies the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighters, and has begun operating the EA-18G Growler electronic warfare & strike aircraft. Many of these buys have been managed out of common multi-year procurement (MYP) contracts, which aim to reduce overall costs by offering longer-term production commitments, so contractors can negotiate better deals with their suppliers.
The MYP-II contract ran from 2005-2009, and was not renewed because the Pentagon intended to focus on the F-35 fighter program. When it became clear that the F-35 program was going to be late, and had serious program and budgetary issues, pressure built to abandon year-by-year contracting, and negotiate another multi-year deal for the current Super Hornet family. That deal is now final. This entry covers the program as a whole, with a focus on 2010-2015 Super Hornet family purchases. It has been updated to include all announced contracts and events connected with MYP-III, including engines and other separate “government-furnished equipment” that figures prominently in the final price.
Hornet MYP: Aircraft Types
Super Hornet Block II
The EA-18G: Electronic Attacker
Can the Super Hornet Keep Up?
The USA’s Super Hornet Family Program
The MYP-III Buy
Contracts & Key Events
FY 2016 – 2018
FY 2009 and earlier
GFE: Ancillary Contracts & Developments
Background: Aircraft Ancillaries
News and Views
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