The Navy said Tuesday that it will restart production of its latest generation of diesel engines for its fleet of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and F-35 fighter jets.
The announcement follows a similar move in May to begin building the next generation of engines for the F-18C/D fighter jet.
In January, the Navy also said it would resume production for the new generation of the jet engines for future orders.
The announcement comes amid growing concern over the diesel-powered F-16 fleet’s health and safety.
Last month, the Air Force announced that it was halting the delivery of two new F-22 stealth fighters because of a lack of the fuel needed to power them.
In addition to the engine production, the U.S. has ordered more than 2,000 additional diesel-fueled helicopters, tanks and fuel-air jets, according to the Navy.
An earlier version of this story misspelled the name of the Marine Engineering Schools Marine Engineering Consultants, which had a contract with Lockheed Martin to supply the jet engine parts.