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Boeing completes multi-year II Hornet deliveries

written by australianaviation.com.au | February 23, 2012
Boeing says it has complete delivery of 257 F/A-18s and E/A-18s to the US Navy. (Boeing)

Boeing today announced that it has completed delivery of 257 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighters and EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft to the US Navy under its second multi-year contract.

The aircraft were delivered to the Navy from 2007 through 2011 under a multi-year procurement (MYP) contract awarded in 2003. The Navy purchased the aircraft during fiscal years 2005-2009.

The initial MYP II contract award included 210 F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. Through fiscal year 2009, 47 more aircraft were added to the contract, including 24 F/A-18Fs acquired by the Royal Australian Air Force under a Foreign Military Sales agreement with the US Navy.

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On September 28 2010, the Navy awarded Boeing the MYP III contract for delivery of 66 F/A-18E/Fs and 58 EA-18Gs, to be purchased through 2013.

Boeing delivered 210 Super Hornets to the Navy during MYP I, which spanned fiscal years 2000 through 2004. Procuring aircraft through the first two multi-year contracts generated $1.7 billion in savings for the Navy, Boeing says. MYP III is projected to generate more than $600 million in savings, with total savings of more than $2.3 billion across the three F/A-18E/F and EA-18G contracts.

Boeing said the aircraft purchased under MYP II were all delivered ahead of schedule and within budget.

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