by Ryan Maass
Washington (UPI) Mar 31, 2017
Boeing was awarded a $2.1 billion contract modification by the U.S. Navy for the production and delivery of 17 P-8A Poseidon aircraft.
The contract includes the production of 11 planes for the U.S. Navy, two for foreign military sales customers and four for cooperative agreement partners. The U.S. Department of Defense did not disclose the identity of the foreign recipients.
Also included in the deal are manufacturing orders for long lead parts, obsolescence monitoring, and integrated baseline program management reviews.
Boeing will perform most of the work in Seattle, Wash., in addition to Baltimore, Md., Greenlawn, N.Y., and several other locations. The contract is expected to be complete by December 2020.
The company received $1.7 billion in fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement and foreign military sales funds at the time of the contract award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
Boeing's P-8A Poseidon aircraft is an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform designed to perform anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare. Aside from the United States, additional primary operators include India and Australia.
Madrid (AFP) March 30, 2017
The representatives of seven countries buying Airbus's troubled A400M military plane told the aviation giant Thursday they would maintain penalties over delivery delays after a meeting in Madrid, a source at the talks said. The A400M was commissioned jointly in 2003 by the governments of Germany, Belgium, France, Britain, Luxembourg, Spain and Turkey, but since a delayed launch in 2013 it ha ... read more
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