WASHINGTON. Funding slated for major aircraft and related systems totals $49.9 billion under the Department of Defense (DoD) Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 acquisition funding request an increase of $4.6 billion from the FY 2017 request.
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. U.S. Navy officials accepted the 50th P-8A Poseidon (P-8A) aircraft at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Florida. The P-8A program of record calls for a total requirement for 117 of the 737-based anti-submarine warfare jets. The fleet is expected to convert to the P-8A by Fiscal Year 2019.