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Australia Requests $4B Boeing Super Hornet, Growler Sale

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Australia has requested to purchase 24 Boeing-made (NYSE: BA) fighter jets through a foreign military sales agreement potentially worth $3.7 billion.

The Australian military intends to use the 12 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and 12 EA-18G Growler jets for current and future coalition missions and for homeland defense against regional threats, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Monday.

BAE Systems, Data Link Solutions, General Electric‘s (NYSE: GE) aircraft engines business, Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Vision Systems International are also prime contractors for the proposed sale.

DSCA cited Australia’s contributions to peacekeeping and humanitarian operations in its announcement of the sale, which is subject to congressional approval.

Also included in the proposed sale are radars, engines, radios, electronic warfare sets, night vision goggles and navigation systems, among other types of equipment.

The proposed sale also includes personnel training and training equipment, aircraft ferry and refueling, U.S. government and contractor technical assistance and other associated logistics and program support services.

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