Why is Canada Sending Almost $350,000 (US) to Boeing for Super Hornet family of aircraft (NOT in RCAF fleet) ???

US Navy Contract Announcement March 27, 2018

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $34,406,262 modification (07) to a previously issued firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (0006) issued against basic ordering agreement N00019-16-G-0001 for integrated product support and sustaining engineering for F/A-18A-F and EA-18G aircraft in support of the Navy and the governments of Australia, Finland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Switzerland, Canada, and Spain. Support to be provided includes product support management, design interface, sustaining engineering, supply support, maintenance planning and provisioning, technical data updates, support equipment engineering, and training and software integration. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri (76 percent); El Segundo, California (15 percent); Bethpage, New York (5 percent); and San Diego, California (4 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2018. Fiscal 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy); and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $33,470,196 are being obligated at time of award; none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This modification combines purchases for the Navy ($29,356,767; 85 percent); and the governments of Australia ($2,939,614; 9 percent); Finland ($354,602; 1 percent); Kuwait ($354,602; 1 percent); Malaysia ($354,602; 1 percent); Switzerland ($354,601; 1 percent); Canada ($345,737; 1 percent); and Spain ($345,737; 1 percent), under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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