Boeing secured a $23.7 million contract to provide engineering and logistical support for the P-8A Poseidon aircraft on behalf of the Navy and the governments of Australia, Norway, and the United Kingdom. The services will be rendered at multiple global locations and are projected to conclude by September 2024. The P-8A Poseidon, a maritime patrol aircraft, was developed as a successor to the P-3 Orion fleet which has been deteriorating over time. The P-8A has been inducted into the US Navy since 2012 and has been eyed by various countries for potential adoption.
- Boeing clinches a $23.7 million deal for P-8A Poseidon support, serving the US Navy, Australia, Norway, and the UK.
- The P-8A Poseidon, based on Boeing’s 737 design, replaces the aging P-3 Orion fleet, addressing maritime surveillance needs.
- P-8A Poseidon was introduced to the US Navy in 2012 after long delays.
- Apart from the US, Australia and India have shown interest in the aircraft, indicating potential global adoption.
- The project underscores the importance of maritime surveillance, and the new aircraft will likely undertake a plethora of responsibilities, from sea and land surveillance to missile attacks.