Aerial Warfare

General Electric Win $215 Million Order for F414-GE-400 Jet Engines


General Electric Win $215 Million Order for F414-GE-400 Jet Engines

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General Electric Co., Lynn, Massachusetts, is awarded a $215,000,016 modification (P00005) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-18-C-1061) for the procurement of 48 F414-GE-400 install engines and engine devices for the Navy Super Hornet F/A-18 warfare aircraft. Work is expected to be completed by August 2022. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount $215,000,016 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

The General Electric F414 is an American afterburning turbofan engine in the 22,000-pound (98 kN) thrust class produced by GE Aviation. GE evolved the F404 into the F412-GE-400 non-afterburning turbofan for the McDonnell Douglas A-12 Avenger II. After the cancellation of the A-12, the research was directed toward an engine for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. The F414 originated from GE’s widely used F404 turbofan, enlarged and improved for use in the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler electronic attack with significant survivability and payload improvement compared to earlier weapon systems.

U.S Navy Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
An F/A-18F Super Hornet, attached to the “Gladiators” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, performs a touch-and-go on the flight deck of USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) during flight operations March 27, 2020.

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