US Approves $420 Million Kuwaiti F/A-18 C/D Super Hornet Services Contract

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US Approves $420 Million Kuwaiti F/A-18 C/D Super Hornet Services Contract
Boeing F/A-18 C/D Super Hornet

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved F/A-18 C/D Super Hornet aircraft services and support to Kuwait for an estimated cost of $420 million.

The DSCA delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 24, 2016.

The Government of Kuwait has requested a possible sale of the following Non-Major Defense Equipment (MDE): continuation of contractor engineering technical services, contractor maintenance services, Hush House (an enclosed, noise-suppressed aircraft jet engine testing facility) support services, and Liaison Office Support for the Government of Kuwait F/A-18 C/D program.

This will include F/A-18 avionics software upgrades, engine component improvements, ground support equipment, engine and aircraft spares and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, Engineering Change Proposals (ECP), U.S. Government and contractor programmatic, financial, and logistics support. Also included are: maintenance and engineering support, F404 engine and engine test cell support, and Liaison Office support for five (5) Kuwait Liaison Offices.

The proposed sale of support services will enable the Kuwait Air Force to ensure the reliability and performance of its F/A-18 C/D aircraft. Kuwait will have no difficulty absorbing this support into its armed forces.

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