Boeing Receives Contract for 16 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft
Boeing's P-8A Poseidon program will enter full production, following a contract award from the U.S. Navy for 16 additional aircraft.
The order, which will take the total fleet to 53, marks a transition from preliminary low-rate production.
Boeing has delivered 13 P-8As to the Navy, which deployed its first patrol squadron to Kadena, Japan in December 2013 and has been conducting operational missions since then.
The Navy plans to purchase 117 P-8As to replace its P-3 fleet. boeing