U.S. Navy Awards $420M Contracts To Address F/A-18 Readiness Gaps | Aviation

The contracts are for the sustainment of spares and repairs crucial for the F/A-18 aircraft’s flight control surfaces (FCS).

Logisticians and contracting professionals from NAVSUP (Naval Supply Systems Command) Weapon Systems Support’s F/A-18 Integrated Weapon System Team and N79 Aviation Contracts Team recently joined forces to achieve a significant milestone in military procurement. They successfully coordinated the awarding of supply contracts worth a combined $420 million. These contracts are specifically earmarked for the sustainment of spares and repairs essential for the flight control surfaces (FCS) of the F/A-18 aircraft.

The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and its variant, the EA-18G Growler, are critical assets within the Navy’s aviation arsenal, as they carry out a wide array of missions, including air superiority, strike missions, electronic warfare, and reconnaissance. Flight control surfaces are critical components of a combat aircraft, enabling it to maneuver and maintain stability during flight. The flight control surfaces of the Super Hornet include:

  1. Ailerons:…

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