| 2019-01-28 11:49:12|
BA 11:49 01/28 01/28/19
Boeing announces award of $2.4B P-8A Poseidon contract from U.S. Navy
The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $2.4B production contract for the next 19 P-8A Poseidon aircraft, the company confirmed in an announcement. The contract includes 10 aircraft to add to the current inventory of P-8As in the U.S. Navy fleet, all five jets currently under contract for Norway and the four aircraft remaining for the existing United Kingdom contract, bringing the total United Kingdom acquisition to nine aircraft. The United Kingdom and Norway are acquiring the Boeing aircraft through the Foreign Military Sales process and will receive a variant designed and produced for the U.S. Navy called the P-8A Poseidon. The United Kingdom will receive their first aircraft in 2019 and Norway will begin receiving aircraft in 2021, Boeing said. The Fly notes that it was previously reported by the military on January 25 that Boeing had been awarded a $2.46B modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.