The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded Boeing [BA] a $862 million contract modification to procure 15 F/A-18E single-seat and three F/A-18F dual-seat Lot 42 full rate production Super Hornets for the Navy.

Work will mostly occur in El Segundo, Calif., (41 percent), and St. Louis (22 percent) and is expected to be finished by June 2020.

The full contract amount was obligated at award time via FY ’18 Navy aircraft procurement funds, with none set to expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

A Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet.  Photo: Boeing.
A Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet. Photo: Boeing.

Separately, NAVAIR awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $736 million modification for additional advance procurement funding for long-lead time materials and economic order quantity funding for procurement of materials for the F-35.

Specifically, the contract provides $75 million in extra advance procurement funding to procure long-lead time materials, parts, components, and effort to support F-35 Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 13 aircraft for the Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force.

The modification also provides $661 million in economic order quantity funding to procure material and equipment that has previously completed formal hardware qualification testing for the F-35 program for use in procurement contracts to be awarded for the F-35 program LRIP Lots 13 and 14.

Work for the F-35 contract is expected to be finished by December 2019 and will be split largely among Fort Worth, Texas (30 percent), El Segundo, Calif. (25 percent), Warton, U.K. (20 percent), and Orlando, Fla. (10 percent).

The full award amount was obligated at award time and combines purchases for the Air Force ($359 million and 49 percent), Navy ($193 million and 26 percent), and the Marine Corps ($183 million and 25 percent).