GE Aviation (General Electric, Lynn, Massachusetts), an operating unit of GE, has received a USD37 million contract for the repair, replacement, and program support of 773 F414 engine, the Department of Defence (DoD) said on 2 July.
According to the statement, GE Aviation was awarded $37,025,000 for modification P00002 to performance based logistics contract (N00383-18-D-N901) for the repair, replacement, and program support of 773 F414 engine (F/A-18 E, F, and EA-18G aircraft).
“Work will be performed at various General Electric locations within the U.S. (99 percent); and the Fleet Readiness Center, Jacksonville, Florida (1 percent). Work will be completed by Sept. 30, 2018, ” also noted in DoD’s statement.
The F414 is an afterburning turbofan engine produced by GE Aviation. The F414 originated from GE’s widely used F404 turbofan from the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet, enlarged and improved for use in the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.
According to GE Aviation, the F414 Enhanced Engine is delivering expanded capabilities for next generation combat needs. With up to 18% more thrust and twice the horsepower of its predecessor, the F414 Enhanced Engine is poised to complete missions on time and on task.
F414 engines provide today’s combat-proven Boeing Super Hornet and Growler electronic attack with significant survivability and payload improvement compared to earlier weapon systems.