U.S. Navy orders 12 new fighter aircraft from Boeing: Boeing received a $678.6 million contract to provide seven Lot 40 EA-18G Growlers and five F/A-18E Super Hornet fighters for the U.S. Navy.
In addition to the aircraft, the contract also includes associated airborne electronic attack kits, which support the Growler's communication jamming capabilities.
The U.S. Department of Defense says work on the contract will be performed at various locations including El Segundo, Calif.; St. Louis, Mo.; Bethpage, N.Y., and others. The work is expected to be complete by February 2019.
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