Australia Taps Raytheon to Provide Super Hornet, Growler Aircraft Training
The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has contracted Raytheon to provide training services for the country’s F/A-18F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft.
Valued at 109.7 million Australian dollars ($76.68 million), the contract is part of the country’s effort to upgrade and extend its air combat training support to bolster its aviation capabilities.
According to DoD aerospace official Leanne Lee, the five-year agreement will include ground-based simulator training support and aircrew training services, courseware development, and force generation tasks.
“This new electronic attack air combat training support contract will ensure our RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) personnel retain their edge through high-quality F/A-18F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler training,” she said.
Most training services will be delivered from RAAF Base Amberley in Queensland.
It is expected to employ 49 personnel from Raytheon Australia and its subcontractor Milskil.