Boeing poised to clinch $3 billion-plus Kuwait F/A-18 order

U.S. soldiers rest under the wing of a Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft during the second day of the Dubai Air Show

(Reuters) – Kuwait is expected to announce in coming weeks an order for 28 Boeing Co (BA.N) F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, a $3 billion-plus (£1.96 billion plus) deal that will keep the jets’ St. Louis production line running well into 2019, according to people familiar with the deal.

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House bill promotes EA-18G and U-2S, but hits UCLASS

A key US lawmaker has proposed to extend Boeing EA-18G production for several months and save the Lockheed Martin U-2S from an early retirement, but allow the Department of Defense to divest the Bell Helicopter OH-58D and Fairchild Republic A-10…

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/house-bill-promotes-ea-18g-and-u-2s-but-hits-uclass-398944/

Navy pleased with “Advanced” Super Hornet tests, wants more Growlers

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The US Navy says it is pleased with results of recent flight tests of a Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet that had been upgraded with conformal fuel tanks and an external weapons pod — a configuration Boeing calls the “Advanced Super Hornet.”…

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