Boeing wins orders worth up to $873 million for F/A-18 upgrades

WASHINGTON Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:55pm EST

A F/A 18 E/F Super Hornet fighter jet is seen in its hanger during ceremonies celebrating the 35th anniversary of the F/A18 Hornet fighter jet at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Maryland December 9, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

A F/A 18 E/F Super Hornet fighter jet is seen in its hanger during ceremonies celebrating the 35th anniversary of the F/A18 Hornet fighter jet at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Maryland December 9, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) has won contracts worth up to $873 million for a variety of system upgrades for its F/A-18 A/B, C/D, E/F fighter planes, and the EA-18G electronic attack planes for the U.S. Navy and allied governments, the U.S. Defense Department announced on Thursday.

This contract was awarded on an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity basis with work to be completed in December 2018.

It covers a range of possible upgrades for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Finland, Switzerland, Kuwait, Malaysia, and Canada, which operate the Boeing warplanes.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal-Esa. Editing by Andre Grenon)

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