facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Navy orders more P-8A Poseidons

Aug. 2, 2013 at 8:27 AM   |   Comments

SEATTLE, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has ordered 13 more P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Boeing as it continues modernization of maritime patrol capabilities.

The new order, worth $1.98 billion, brings to 37 the number of P-8A Poseidons the Navy has ordered, 10 of which already have been delivered. The Navy is expected to ultimately purchase more than 100 of the aircraft to replace the service's current fleet of P-3 Orions.

The P-8A is based on Boeing's 737-800 commercial aircraft. It provides the Navy with next-generation anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare capabilities as well as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

"This new contract award will continue to deliver aircraft to the fleet squadrons scheduled to receive their initial batch of P-8As on cost, schedule and performance parameters in accordance with the approved Acquisition Program Baseline," said Capt. Scott Dillon, the Navy's Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft Program Office's program manager.

No details were given on when the newly ordered aircraft will be delivered.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
New submarine set for commissioning New submarine set for commissioning
2
Navy tests MQ-8C unmanned helos Navy tests MQ-8C unmanned helos
3
Europe must drop the euro, Germany abandon mercantilism Europe must drop the euro, Germany abandon mercantilism
4
Harris selected for geospatial data products Harris selected for geospatial data products
5
Throwback Thursday: Facebook launches old-school 'Rooms' app Throwback Thursday: Facebook launches old-school 'Rooms' app
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback