U.S. Navy signs $2.4 billion P-8A Poseidon contract with BoeingNews
February 01, 2019
ARLINGTON, Va. Boeing signed a $2.4 billion production contract with the U.S. Navy for the development of the next 19 P-8A Poseidon aircraft.
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 (FMS) 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.