Boeing Super Hornet and Growler maintenance contract extended

Boeing Defence Australia’s contract to maintain Super Hornet and Growler aircraft at RAAF Base Amberley has been extended for four years.

FILE PHOTO (May 2019): A RAAF E/A-18G Growler, from No. 6 Squadron. Photo by Corporal Craig Barrett.

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price welcomed the extension to the Air Combat Electronic Attack Sustainment Contract and said it was an endorsement of Boeing’s performance.

“The contract, valued at $280 million, provides a highly-experienced maintenance, engineering, supply, project management and weapon system integrator workforce to Defence,” Minister Price said.

“This partnership continues to recognise Boeing’s commitment and performance in supporting these Royal Australian Air Force capabilities.

“Australian industry workforce is vital to the ongoing sustainment and regular upgrades critical to the Super Hornet and Growler capabilities.”

More than 90 per cent of the Air Combat and Electronic Attack Sustainment Contract is delivered by 230 Boeing Defence Australia and sub-contractor personnel, based in the Amberley region.

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