The Navy is close to awarding contracts worth billions of dollars to the Boeing Co. to build more F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighters and develop the EA-18G electronic attack aircraft. As early as late December, the Navy plans to award its second multi-year contract for production of the Super Hornet, which is considered the next-generation fighter aircraft after the F/A-18C/D Hornet. The recently enacted fiscal 2004 defense authorization act allows the Navy to buy up to 234 more ...


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