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U.S. Navy ordered 210 Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet attack jets



 
 
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Old December 31st 03, 03:47 PM
Larry Dighera
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The U.S. Navy on Monday said it had ordered 210 F/A-18E/F Super
Hornet attack jets worth $8.5 billion from BOEING CO. and would
pay Boeing $979 million to develop and demonstrate a new
variant, the EA-18G, with upgraded weapons. The Navy had
previously ordered 222 Super Hornets under a 5-year deal that
expires in 2004 and had been expected to buy a total of at
least 548 by 2010, according to Boeing's Web site. Deliveries
under the latest contract will run from 2007 through 2011 at an
average rate of 42 a year from Boeing's assembly line in St.
Louis. The Navy has an option to buy up to six more jets per
year.
(Reuters 06:26 PM ET 12/29/2003)

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Old December 31st 03, 08:05 PM
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"Larry Dighera" wrote in message
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The U.S. Navy on Monday said it had ordered 210 F/A-18E/F Super
Hornet attack jets worth $8.5 billion from BOEING CO. and would
pay Boeing $979 million to develop and demonstrate a new
variant, the EA-18G, with upgraded weapons. The Navy had
previously ordered 222 Super Hornets under a 5-year deal that
expires in 2004 and had been expected to buy a total of at
least 548 by 2010, according to Boeing's Web site.


So the original 526 already have adds.

Deliveries
under the latest contract will run from 2007 through 2011 at an
average rate of 42 a year from Boeing's assembly line in St.
Louis. The Navy has an option to buy up to six more jets per
year.
(Reuters 06:26 PM ET 12/29/2003)

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Old December 31st 03, 08:43 PM
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"Tarver Engineering" wrote:

"Larry Dighera" wrote in message
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The U.S. Navy on Monday said it had ordered 210 F/A-18E/F Super
Hornet attack jets worth $8.5 billion from BOEING CO. and would
pay Boeing $979 million to develop and demonstrate a new
variant, the EA-18G, with upgraded weapons. The Navy had
previously ordered 222 Super Hornets under a 5-year deal that
expires in 2004 and had been expected to buy a total of at
least 548 by 2010, according to Boeing's Web site.


So the original 526 already have adds.


Nope. This is the middle batch of the 548, and the final hundred or so
aren't being bought (the final batch was supposed to be in the 2010 time
frame, and the current 210 buy is though 2011).

So they *cut* the buy, they didn't add. But you knew that.

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Old December 31st 03, 08:59 PM
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cirby wrote:
Nope. This is the middle batch of the 548, and the final hundred or so
aren't being bought (the final batch was supposed to be in the 2010 time
frame, and the current 210 buy is though 2011).

So they *cut* the buy, they didn't add. But you knew that.



But it sounds/looks good in the hometown newspaper (St Louis Post Dispatch) if
you are Gephardt and running for dictator.

PD noted that they might be adding 50 or so engineering jobs and keeping the
production line people stable until 2011 or so.

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