WASHINGTON (March 5, 2009) - The U.S. Department of Defense this week announced the following contract award that pertains to local Navy activities.
General Electric Co., Aircraft Engines Business Group, Lynn, Mass., is being awarded a $438,138,755 modification to a previously awarded firm fixed price contract to exercise an option for the Fiscal Year 2009 full rate production of 90 F414-GE-400 engines and 90 F414-GE-400 device kits for U.S. Navy. In addition, this option provides for 26 F414-GE-400 engines and 24 F414-GE-400 device kits in support of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The F414-GE-400 engine powers the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft. Work will be performed in Lynn, Mass., (50 precent); Madisonville, Ky., (22 precent); Hooksett, N.H., (13 precent); Albuquerque, N.M., (6 precent); Rutland, Vt., (5 precent); Dayton, Ohio (2 precent); Evandale, Ohio, (1 precent); and Bromont, Canada, (1 precent), and is expected to be completed in Apr. 2011. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy ($343,713,854; 78.4 precent) and the Government of Australia, ($94,424,901; 21.6 precent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-06-C-0088).