Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a potential three-year, $897.5 million contract modification to build 15 EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft and related electronic aerial attack kits for the U.S. Navy.
The company will perform full-rate production in support of lot 38 of the aircraft and associated components in California, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Minnesota, Arizona and South Korea through January 2018, the Defense Department said Monday.
The Growler is a variant of the F/A-18F Super Hornet Block II fighter jet and has jamming platforms that work against hostile air defenses, according to the Naval Air Systems Command.
The aircraft also has a set of sensors, air-to-air missiles, digital datalinks and Advanced Electronically Scanned Array radar designed to detect and engage targets.
NAVAIR will obligate the full contract amount from the service branch’s fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement funds at the time of award, according to DoD.