The Boeing Co. has been awarded a $4 billion modification contract by the Department of Defense to produce 78 F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets for the U.S. Navy.
The contract stipulates the production and delivery of 78 F/A-18 aircraft, specifically 61 F/A-18E and 17 F/A-18F aircraft for fiscal years 2018 through 2021, according to the Department of Defense.
Boeing's Hazelwood plant will get 9 percent of the contract work. The company's El Segundo, California, plant will get 61 percent of the work with a variety of other operations filling out the rest.
(Vince Brennan - St. Louis Business Journal)