The U.S. Navy, on behalf of itself and Canada, awarded BAE Systems a $58.7 million contract for procurement of Integrated Friend or Foe units for F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft.

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“BAE Systems, Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Greenlawn, New York, is awarded a $58,738,453 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.  This contract provides for the manufacture, test and delivery of 239 Mode 5 capable RT-1763C/D AN/APX-111(V) combined interrogator transponders and 397 spare shop replaceable assemblies for the F/A-18 Super Hornet series and Boeing EA-18G Growler warfare aircraft for the Navy and the government of Canada. 

Work will be performed in Greenlawn, New York (84%); and Austin, Texas (16%), and is expected to be complete by December 2025.  No funds will be obligated at the time of award.  Funds will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued.  This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-20-D-0002).”

The contract provides for the manufacture, test, and delivery of 239 Mode 5 capable RT-1763C/D-based APX-111 combined interrogator transponders and 397 spare shop replaceable assemblies.

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Canada doesn’t operate the Super Hornet it operates the legacy hornet, they surely mean Australia which operates F/A18-E/F and EA-18 Growler