Biz Brief: Boeing, Raytheon Get New Navy Contracts

Raytheon (RTN) and Boeing (BA) are the lucky recipients of two new Navy contracts. The U.S. Defense Department announced Thursday that Raytheon received an order from the Naval Air Systems Command for aircraft weapons systems worth about $9 million, and Boeing received a $25 million modification to an existing contract.

The Raytheon order is for 32 electro-optical sensor unit weapon replaceable assemblies (WRAs), laser WRAs, and laser electronic units for F/A-18 and EA-18G fighter aircraft.

Under Boeing's contract, it will make proposed engineering changes to the trailing-edge wing flaps on F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler fighter aircraft.

In other aerospace industry news, Boeing also announced that its 787 Dreamliner flight test fleet passed 1,000 hours of testing. The company estimates it's completed about 40% of the test conditions required to certify the first version of the new jetliner.

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