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Boeing gets $3.1B framework deal for Super Hornet, Growler upkeep

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The US Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) has awarded Boeing a five-year “basic ordering agreement” (BOA) valued at $3.1 billion for services related to the Super Hornet and Growler aircraft.

This award is the largest ever issued by NAVSUP and is aimed at maximizing end-to-end support of all supplies and services deemed sole source to Boeing, according to the navy.

It covers the acquisition of spares, repairs, overhaul, modification, and repair summary data analysis encompassing 358 total items (194 repairs and 164 spares) in support of F/A-18 A-D, F/A-18 E-F, and EA-18 G flight control surfaces, airframe components, refueling systems, and support equipment for the US Navy and foreign military sales customers including Spain, Kuwait, Australia, Finland, Malaysia and Switzerland, in addition to, AV-8B/TAV8B support.

This contract also includes a contract line item for non-standard part number/vendor buys supporting the overall repair of the repairables.

“The scope and size of this BOA is historic and will pave the way for future Strategic Sustainment Solutions,” said Cmdr. Joshua Hill, NAVSUP WSS, Director of Contracts.

“This agreement was a combined effort between the NAVSUP WSS F/A-18 IWST and NAVSUP WSS fixed-wing contracts team, incorporating inputs from multiple stakeholders, working alongside a major strategic supplier for the Navy, all the way up to OPNAV and ASN’s office for approval.”

“This is a mutually beneficial agreement for the government and the defense industrial base,” said Lt. Cmdr. Michael Marchese, NAVSUP WSS director, fixed wing contracts. “It is fully aligned with improving the Navy’s end-to-end supply chains for multiple aviation weapon systems under the broader naval sustainment system-supply alongside one of the Navy’s most critical industry partners.”