United States Department of State, approved Hornet Extension Program Related FMS Acquisitions with Canada at an estimated cost of $862.3. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) gave the necessary certificate reporting to Congress this sale on June 15.
Contract with an estimated cost of $862.3 (estimated costs reported by DSCA indicate maximum, contract costs generally lower);
- Sidewinder AIM-9X Block II Tactical missiles (50)
- Sidewinder AIM-9X Block II Captive Air Training Missiles (CATMs) (50)
- Sidewinder AIM-9X Block II Special Air Training Missiles (NATMs) (10)
- Sidewinder AIM-9X Block II Tactical Guidance (10)
- Sidewinder AIM-9X Block II CATM Guidance (10)
- APG-79(V)4 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar (38)
- APG-79(V)4 AESA Radar A1 (38)
- Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C, AGM-154C (20)
- F/A-18A Wide Band RADOMEs (46)
- Also included are additional technical and logistics support for the AESA radar,
- upgrades to the Advanced Distributed Combat Training System (ADCTS) to ensure flight trainers remain current with the new technologies ,
- software development to integrate the systems listed into the F/A-18A airframe and install Automated Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS),
- Bomb Release Unit (BRU) – 42 Triple Ejector Racks (TER) (30),
- Improved Tactical Air Launched Decoy (ITALD), (30)
- Data Transfer Device/Data Transfer Units (DTD/DTU) (104),
- Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) (12) ,
- AN/ARC-210 RT-2036 (Gen 6) radios and F/A-18 integration equipment (112),
It includes training, documents, support and testing equipment, US government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related aspects of logistics and program support.
DSCA; “This sale will provide Canada a 2-squadron bridge of enhanced F/A-18A aircraft to continue meeting NORAD and NATO commitments while it gradually introduces new advanced aircraft via the Future Fighter Capability Program between 2025 and 2035” says.