U.S. Navy Naval Provide Methods Command Weapon Methods Help (NAVSUP WSS), Fastened Wing Contracts awarded the Boeing Firm of St. Louis, Missouri, an $85-million Supply Order below the Fundamental Ordering Settlement for the overhaul of 40 ship-sets of the F/A-18 Touchdown Gear System Nov. 30, 2021. The contract contains left aspect and proper aspect Primary Touchdown Gear and Nostril Touchdown Gear Assemblies in assist of the F/A-18E/F Tremendous Hornet and EA-18G Growler plane. The F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Workplace (PMA-265) carried out this overhaul program to switch the present parts and assemblies on account of Service Life Evaluation Program/Service Life Extension Program evaluation for the F/A-18 which elevated flight hours and touchdown limits.

This award features a Public Non-public Partnership with Fleet Readiness Middle-Southwest and can assist PMA-265’s desired timeline to overtake Primary Touchdown Gear and Nostril Touchdown Gear assemblies. PMA-265’s technique is for the alternative and overhaul of the entire Primary Touchdown Gear and Nostril Touchdown Gear Weapons Replaceable Assemblies slightly than fragmented assist via particular person Store Replaceable Meeting repairs. The overhaul program will leverage business and natural functionality and capability to switch and overhaul full Primary Touchdown Gear and Nostril Touchdown Gear ship units.


“This award offers optimum assist for F/A-18 E-G fight flight operations. With out this car, which is able to permit overhaul efficiency to start instantly, touchdown gear parts would proceed to corrode and rust, making them a touchdown danger, and the F/A-18 wouldn’t have the ability to carry out its mission,” mentioned Lt. Cmdr. Peter Kojm, department head, F/A-18 air automobiles.

“The synchronized Procurement (spares) and Overhaul (restore) Primary Touchdown Gear and Nostril Touchdown Gear program permits end-to-end provide chain visibility, larger provider effectivity and improved lead occasions to satisfy the required supply schedule,” mentioned Lt. Cmdr. Hisham Semaan, director, fastened wing contracts.

The NAVSUP WSS Fastened Wing Contracts Staff labored carefully with all stakeholders, together with the F/A-18 Built-in Weapons Help Staff, Fleet Help Staff, Boeing, Protection Contract Administration Company, NAVAIR PMA-265, and Fleet Readiness Middle-Southwest to achieve profitable and important awards for each the Primary Touchdown Gear and Nostril Touchdown Gear alternative spares and corresponding overhaul contract. The overhaul is scheduled to start in January 2022 with inductions working via September 2023. Last supply is anticipated by April 2024. NAVSUP WSS is one among?eleven?instructions below Commander, NAVSUP. Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and using a various, worldwide workforce of greater than 22,500 army and civilian personnel. NAVSUP’s mission is to offer provides, providers, and quality-of-life assist to the Navy and joint warfighter.

An F/A-18F Tremendous Hornet, left, and an E/A-18G Growler, assigned to Air Take a look at and Analysis Squadron (VX) 23, are positioned on one among USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) plane elevators previous to being lifted from the hangar bay to the flight deck. Ford is at the moment conducting Plane Compatibility Testing to additional take a look at its Electromagnetic Plane Launch Methods (EMALS) and Superior Arresting Gear (AAG). (U.S. Navy picture by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesus O. Aguiar)