Washington State Sues Navy Over NAS Whidbey Island

July 9, 2019 – Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Navy over the Navy’s expansion of its Growler airfield operations on Whidbey Island. In March, the Navy authorized an expansion of its Growler program, increasing Growler take-offs and landings to nearly 100,000 per year for the next 30 years. Growlers are aircraft that fly low in order to jam enemy communications. The aircraft’s training regimen involves frequent, loud take-offs and landings. The Attorney General’s Office asserts that the Navy’s environmental review process for the expansion…

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Raytheon to Retrofit F/A-18E/F and EA-18G Aircraft

January 30, 2019 – Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was awarded the following contract as announced by the Department of Defense on January 2, 2019. Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, was awarded $81,224,627 for modification P00007 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract (N00019-17-C-0042). This modification provides for the procurement of 228 configuration components required for completion of Configuration D Retrofit Component engineering change proposals for the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft for the Navy and the government of Australia. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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Boeing Awarded $204 Million Contract for F/A-18 Super Hornet, Growler Modifications

October 26, 2018 – Boeing will continue its nearly 20-year legacy of F/A-18 modification work under a new $204 million contract award from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command. The sole-source contract, which covers inspections, modifications and repair work on U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers, has a base option of $62 million. “Our team, many of whom are Navy and Marine Corps veterans, understand the critical need for aircraft readiness and mission availability,” said retired Adm. Pat Walsh, vice president of U.S. Navy & Marine Corps Services…

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Navy awards Next Generation Jammer Low Band contracts

October 25, 2018 – The U.S. Navy awarded Demonstration of Existing Technologies (DET) contracts Oct. 25 valued at approximately $36 million each to L3 Technologies Communications Systems West and Northrop Grumman Corp. Mission Systems in support of the Next Generation Jammer Low Band (NGJ-LB) capability. The Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) Systems and EA-6B Program Office (PMA-234) headquartered here manages the NGJ-LB program. NGJ-LB is an external jamming pod that is part of a larger NGJ weapon system that will augment and, ultimately, replace the aging ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System currently…

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US Navy Contract Announcements April 11, 2018

Harris Corp., Palm Bay, Florida, is being awarded $14,992,296 for modification P00004 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-17-C-0024) to exercise an option to procure 144 Lot 41 fiber channel network switch systems (FCNS-24) for the F/A-18E/F, EA-18G and E-2D aircraft in support of the Navy, and the governments of Australia and Kuwait. Work will be performed in Malabar, Florida, and is expected to be completed in February 2020. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy); research, development, test and evaluation (Navy); and Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $14,992,296…

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