P-8 Poseidon MMA: $27.8M to Boeing for Integrated Logistics Support
Boeing won a $27.8 million contract, which procures integrated logistics support for the Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft for the Navy, the government of Australia, and the government of the United Kingdom. The P-8A is a proven long-range multi-mission maritime patrol aircraft capable of broad-area, maritime and littoral operations. A military derivative of the Boeing 737 Next-Generation airplane, the P-8 combines superior performance and reliability with an advanced mission system that ensures maximum interoperability in the battle space. The P-8A is militarized with maritime weapons, a modern open mission system architecture and commercial-like support for affordability. The aircraft is modified to include a bomb bay and pylons for weapons. It has two weapons stations on each wing and can carry 129 sonobuoys. The aircraft is also fitted with an in-flight refueling system. Work will take place in Washington, North Carolina, Italy, Japan, Bahrain Hawaii and various locations within the continental US. Expected completion will be by March 2023.