Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Multiple defense contractors have been awarded a contract in support of the P-8 Poseidon for the Navy, the government of Australia and foreign military sales customers.
The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, taps Boeing, AAR Aircraft Services Inc. and StandardAero for services valued at more than $268.7 million combined, with each of the three companies competing for individual task orders.
The terms of the three contract awards are classified under a firm-fixed-price, time and material, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts for the P-8A airframe, as well as engine maintenance and repair depot support services for the Navy, the government of Australia and foreign military sales customers, the Pentagon said.
Additionally, work on the engine will include depot maintenance and repair, with a full spectrum of repair and overhaul services for the P-8A Poseidon engine.
The P-8 Poseidon is classified as a Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft and is primarily used for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare operations, along with providing early warning self-protection and electronic support measures.
Work on the contract will occur at the respective companies facility sites, and is expected to be complete by January 2019. Funds will be obligated to the companies as they are sent work orders.