Navy orders 68 Type 3 advanced mission computers for F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G carrier-based combat jets
PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 13 March 2011. U.S. Navy officials are ordering 68 Type 3 advanced mission computers for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and E/A-18G Growler carrier-based combat jets from the General Dynamics Corp. Advanced Information Systems segment in Bloomington, Minn., under terms of a $17.9 million contract modification, announced Friday. The advanced mission computer (AMC) provides situational awareness and combat systems control for the F/A-18E/F fighter-bomber, and for the EA-18G electronic warfare jet.
General Dynamics will do the work in Bloomington, Minn., and should be finished by December 2012. Awarding the contract were officials of the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md.