gennaio 12, 2022 - Boeing

Boeing Expands Partnerships with German Industry on F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler

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BERLIN, Jan. 12, 2022 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced the expansion of its industrial #partnership strategy in Germany in support of the #fa18superhornet and #ea18ggrowler offering to the Bundeswehr. A Request for Information (RFI) was issued to more than 10 German companies to solicit bids.

German industry partners will play a significant role in providing support equipment, logistics and overall maintenance, parts, local sustainment programs, training, and other relevant repair and overhaul solutions for Germany’s potential Super Hornet and Growler fleet. German industry will also have the opportunity to participate in the development of the Next Generation Jammer for the #ea18ggrowler.

The RFIs are the first step towards in-country sustainment worth approximately $4 billion USD/ €3.5 billion over the lifecycle of the programs, and will contribute additional economic opportunity and value to the German economy as the programs evolve.

“Germany is home to outstanding aerospace expertise and innovation and we look forward to expanding our partnerships locally for Germany’s #fa18superhornet and #ea18ggrowler fleet,” said Dr. #michaelhaidinger, president of #boeing Germany, Central and Eastern Europe, Benelux and the Nordics. “With this partner expansion strategy, we are laying the foundation for new business opportunities for German industry champions, high-skilled new jobs and long-term economic growth.”

The #fa18superhornet Block III provides advanced, proven capabilities, as well as low life-cycle and acquisition costs ideally suited to meet Germany’s fighter requirements, including the dual capable commitments to #nato.

With the lowest operating costs of all U.S. tactical aircraft in production ($19,500 USD / €17,000 per flight hour, source: U.S. DoD Special Acquisition Report), combined with low procurement costs, the Super Hornet saves billions of dollars/Euros over its entire service life of +10,000 flight hours. This makes the Super Hornet the most cost-effective solution for the German Luftwaffe.

The #ea18ggrowler provides full spectrum protection, jamming radars and disrupting communications, and the combination of Super Hornet Block III and #ea18ggrowler will give the Luftwaffe unmatched capability in both air-to-air and surface-to-air missions.  This has been demonstrated the last fifteen years, as the #ea18ggrowler has spanned the globe in support of all major and rapid reaction actions.  Five #ea18ggrowler Squadrons uniquely support the US Air Force and US Navy operations.

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