ST. LOUIS — Boeing [NYSE: BA] on July 20 delivered to the U.S. Navy the first F/A‑18 Super Hornet featuring a gun bay door manufactured by India-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
|F/A‑18IN Super Hornet |
Source: Boeing Company
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HAL manufactures the doors at its facility in Bangalore, India.
The gun bay door contract is the first military contract between Boeing and HAL. It is a direct result of Boeing’s industrial participation commitment to India, which includes creating jobs with indigenous companies. The two companies also work together on projects for the P‑8I multi-mission maritime aircraft and for the commercial Boeing 777 airplane.
The Boeing F/A‑18IN Super Hornet is a competitor in India’s Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft Competition.
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