Boeing Nabs $1.2 Billion Contract For 10 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded Boeing [BA] a $1.2 billion modification to a firm-fixed-price cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to build and deliver ten Lot 9 full-rate production P-8A Poseidon aircraft, according to a Dec. 20 contract announcement.

Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. Photo. U.S. Navy

Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. Photo. U.S. Navy

The modification includes seven Poseidons for the U.S. Navy and three for Britain. The modification also provides for Lot 9 segregable efforts entailing unknown obsolescence, class I change assessments, and obsolescence monitoring.

The large majority of the work will occur in Seattle, Wash., and is expected to be finished by Dec. 2020.

The U.S. portion of the contract, almost 70 percent, is over $858 million while the Foreign Military Sales portion for Britain is 30 percent at over $374 million.





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