USADOD Certifies F/A‑18 Multi-year Procurement

Today, the under­sec­re­tary of Defense for Acqui­si­tion, Tech­nol­o­gy and Logis­tics cer­ti­fied to Con­gress that the pro­posed F/A‑18 mul­ti­year pro­cure­ment met statu­to­ry require­ments, includ­ing sub­stan­tial sav­ings, for 124 F/A‑18E/F and EA-18G air­craft. The pro­posed agree­ment will run for four years, from fis­cal 2010 through 2013.

Now that the Depart­ment of Defense has cer­ti­fied the mul­ti­year pro­cure­ment request, the Depart­ment of the Navy will con­tin­ue to work with Con­gress to gain nec­es­sary leg­isla­tive author­i­ties required before the Navy may enter into a mul­ti­year con­tract.

With this mul­ti­year pro­cure­ment, the Navy Depart­ment intends to acquire the remain­ing pro­gram of record for the 515 F/A‑18E/F Super Hor­nets and 114 EA-18G Growlers.

The Navy’s fis­cal 2011 bud­get request, sent to Con­gress Feb. 1, includes $1.9 bil­lion to buy 22 Super Hor­nets and $1.1 bil­lion for 12 Growlers. In fis­cal 2012, the Navy plans to buy 24 more Growlers and one Super Hor­net, with 25 more Super Hor­nets in fis­cal 2013.

The Depart­ment of the Navy is com­mit­ted to reduc­ing acqui­si­tion costs in deliv­er­ing capa­bil­i­ty to the warfight­er.

U.S. Depart­ment of Defense
Office of the Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of Defense (Pub­lic Affairs)