Boeing has signed a contract with India's Bharat Electronics (BEL) for additional work on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter programme.

The deal expands on a previous award placed in 2011, says Boeing. Under the contract, the Indian company will produce the Super Hornet's ground power panel, helmet vehicle interface stowage, as well as switch assembly and cockpit console panels.

BEL already produces a stowage panel for the aircraft's Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System connector cable, as well as an avionics cooling system fan test switch panel for a floodlight assembly.

The company also produces identification friend or foe interrogators and data links for the eight Boeing 737-based P-8I maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft ordered by the Indian navy in 2009.

Source: Flight International