House defense budget includes $1.15 billion for Boeing jets

Boeing Co. will receive more than $1.15 billion in the 2016 defense budget, if a bill from the House Armed Services Committee is passed.

The bill includes $1.15 billion for 12 Super Hornet combat jets from Boeing. It also includes $1 billion for six F-35 fighters from rival Lockheed Martin Corp.

The F/A-18 Super Hornet line is made and assembled at Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security headquarters in St. Louis.

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