23 Dec 03. McDonnell Douglas Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Boeing Co.,St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $11,108,957 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-03-C-0034) to exercise an option for the AV-8B Harrier Aircraft Production Line Transition (PLT), which includes the efficient and orderly shutdown of the T/AV-8B production line and disposition of all special tooling, special test equipment and other property accountable to T/AV-8B production contracts. Work will be performed in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to be completed in July 2005. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.