Friday, August 14, 2020

Boeing wins P-8A maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft support contract

Boeing has been awarded a  USD17.7 million contract by the U.S. Navy for services in support of P-8A maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft.

On 12 July, the Department of Defense (DoD) has announced that Boeing is awarded $17,784,201 for modification PO201105 to delivery order 2011 previously issued against basic ordering agreement N00019-16-G-0001.

According to the statement by the DoD, this modification provides for supplies and services in support of P-8A test aircraft test operations, maintenance and support operation of the Naval Air System Command’s System Integration Laboratory, and maintenance and support operation of test equipment and test asset support equipment.


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Work on the new contract will be performed at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland (90 percent); Dallas, Texas (5 percent); and Seattle, Washington (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in July 2019.

Boeing’s P-8A Poseidon is a multi-role maritime patrol aircraft, equipped with sensors and weapons systems for anti-submarine warfare, as well as surveillance and search and rescue missions. It is also effective at humanitarian and search and rescue missions.

A derivative of the Next-Generation 737-800, the P-8 combines superior performance and reliability with an advanced mission system that ensures maximum interoperability in the future battle space.

Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Juan Sua

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