Announced on a March 19th contract bulletin, Boeing had apparently reversed course on ending Super Hornet production, securing a $1.1 billion contract to deliver new F/A-18s to the US Navy.


Remember that time last year when Boeing said they were saying goodbye to the F/A-18 Super Hornet? Yeah, well, forget about that.

In a move that left everyone scratching their heads, Boeing just signed a brand new $1.1 billion contract with the US Navy to whip up a fresh batch of these fighter jets.

Here’s the lowdown: Uncle Sam wants 17 shiny new Super Hornets, a mix of single-seater E models and two-seater F models, to add some muscle to their naval fleet.

This comes with a bonus tech data package to keep these jets in tip-top shape.

The whole production is expected to wrap up by April 2027, with most of the work happening in Boeing factories in Missouri and California.

This about-face is pretty darn interesting.