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Boeing gets $71 million U.S. Navy P-8A task order

Task order for previously awarded agreement will cover P-8A missiles, targeting and radio systems.

By Geoff Ziezulewicz
Boeing gets $71 million U.S. Navy P-8A task order
Boeing received a $71 million U.S. Navy task order for P-8A Poseidon Increment 3 Block 1 capabilities, including missiles, radios and other capabilities. Photo courtesy Boeing

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- Boineg has been issued a $71 million U.S. Navy cost-plus-fixed-fee task order against a previously awarded basic ordering agreement for work on the P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

The task order covers the development, integration and testing of several Increment 3, Block 1 capabilities.

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They include Link 16, Harpoon II+ missiles, integrated broadcast system receiver and filtering, high-frequency radio system improvements, targeting improvements and narrowband satcom.

The work is being done for the Navy and the government of Australia.

Work will be done in Washington, Michigan, Missouri, Maryland, Texas and Oklahoma.

The job is expected to be completed by February 2019.

Roughly $67 million of the order is being funded by the Navy, while the Australian government is paying $4 million of the cost.

The Poseidon is designed for long-range, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, Boeing said.

It can handle broad-area maritime and littoral operations.

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