Australian firm Lovitt Technologies has won a A$1 million ($980,000) contract from Boeing to provide wing parts for the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet.

"This is an outstanding achievement for Lovitt Technologies and is the result of their hard work and demonstrates their high level of manufacturing capability," says minister for defence materiel Jason Clare.

The deal comes under Australia's Global Supply Chain Program, which helps smaller Australian firms to participate in the supply chains of large overseas defence contractors.

Participants in the programme include Boeing, Raytheon, Thales, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, and Lockheed Martin.

"The Global Supply Chain Program continues to provide an avenue for capable Australian companies seeking to win export work with international defence primes," says Clare. "The value of export contracts won to date that have been facilitated through the Global Supply Chain Program is now more than A$446 million."

Source: Flight International