Monday, September 24, 2012
U.S. Navy Awards Boeing $1.9 Billion P-8A Contract
Boeing announced a new $1.9 billion contract from the U.S. Navy to produce 11 P-8A Poseidons.
The latest contract is the third low-rate initial production contract awarded to Boeing, following two last year that called for 13 aircraft. Boeing said the Navy plans on purchasing a total of 117 P-8As to replace its fleet of P-3 anti-submarine warfare aircraft.
"It has been an exciting and productive year for the P-8A program," said Capt. Aaron Rondeau, P-8A deputy program manager for the Navy. "The fleet operators in Jacksonville are excited to have received their first three aircraft and look forward to the next delivery as they transition from the P-3 to the first P-8 fleet squadron."