Boeing wins $688 mln U.S. Navy contract for 15 F/A-18 fighters

WASHINGTON Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:18pm EST

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WASHINGTON Nov 30 (Reuters) - Boeing Co has won a $688 million contract to build 15 additional F/A-18E fighter jets for the U.S. Navy, the Defense Department announced on Friday.

It said the Navy was modifying a previously awarded contract to buy the additional jets. Work on the warplanes would be completed in July 2015, the Defense Department said in its daily digest of major weapons contracts.