Boeing has been awarded a $427 million, five-year contract with the Defense Logistics Agency to provide spare parts to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps for F/A-18 maintenance.

Under the contract, Boeing will provide and manage consumable materials for repairing and modifying aging F/A-18 Hornets. The repairs will take place at five different U.S. Navy and Marine Corps depots, and at the Boeing Cecil Field Site in Jacksonville, Florida.

“Through this contract we will improve material availability and resolve technical issues quickly to alleviate long lead times on parts, helping our customers to reduce cycle times on aircraft maintenance,” said Director of Boeing Global Supply Chain Services Rick Robinson. “We are proud to work with the DLA, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps to keep legacy Hornets ready for critical missions.”

The DLA contract with Boeing will ultimately reduce aircraft maintenance cycle time and return aircrafts to service more quickly.