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Boeing supports weapon integration on Super Hornets and Growlers

26th July 2021 - 13:32 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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USN Super Hornet. (Photo: USN/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Drew Verbis)

OEM Boeing gains another order related to weapon systems integration on USN F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft.

Boeing has obtained an $11.99 million order from the US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, to provide production engineering services in support of the integration and installation of weapon systems on USN F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft.

The DoD announced on 23 July that work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland (82%); and St. Louis, Missouri (18%), with completion due in July 2022.

According to Shephard Defence Insight, a total of 532 Super Hornets and 156 Growlers are in service with the US armed forces.

The Super Hornet and Growler each have 11 weapon stations for air-to-air and guided air-to-ground missiles.

Recent weapon integration developments for the F/A-18E/F include guided release tests in 2020 of the  GBU-53/B StormBreaker precision-guided bomb.

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