Boeing awarded contract for maintenance on Britain's P-8A Poseidon

CHICAGO, Ill. Boeing was awarded a $23.3 million contract for logistics support on P-8A Poseidon aircraft sold to Britain's military, the Department of Defense announced.

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The cost-plus-fixed-fee order is against a previously issued basic ordering agreement, and involves initial acceptance and breakdown of four P-8A aircraft and training, with an eight-month detachment to Britain to establish initial operational capability.

Subsequent full operational capability, scheduled aircraft maintenance, support equipment maintenance, engineering reach back, and technical assistance are included in the contract, the Pentagon said.

The plane is operated by military forces of the United States, Australia and India, and has been ordered by Britain, Norway, New Zealand, and South Korea.