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.
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.