Yesterday, the Department of Defense announced a $52,462,485 contract award to GE Aviation in Vandalia, Ohio. Chairman Mike Turner (OH-10) of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces authorized these funds for electrical systems for the Navy’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft.

“Southwest Ohio continues to be at the forefront of aviation innovation and the bedrock of national security,” said Chairman Turner. “This contract coming to our community will support about 300 high-tech manufacturing jobs for the next five years. These upgraded systems will provide increase electrical power performance, improved mission readiness, and reduced life-cycle costs for the Navy. I am proud to have authorized these funds to improve our Navy’s readiness and that these funds are being invested directly into our community.”

“GE Vandalia is excited to continue our tradition of supporting the F/A-18 Super Hornet and Growler fleet with the G4 Greater Converter Unit upgrade,” said John Robertson, Vice President of GE Electrical Power Systems. “The G4 is already delivering improved mission readiness for the U.S. Navy Warfighter, and this contract also helps secure good manufacturing jobs for our Vandalia, Ohio, plant through 2024.”