State Dept OKs $1.75B Sale of P-8A Patrol Aircraft, Support to Norway

The State Department has approved Norway’s request to buy Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) P-8A patrol aircraft and associated support under a $1.75 billion foreign military sales agreement  with the U.S. government.

Norway asked to purchase up to five P-8A aircraft with commercial engines, tactical open mission software, electro-optical and infrared MX-20HD, AN/AAQ-2(V)1 acoustic system, AN/APY-10 radar and ALQ-240 electronic support measures, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday.

DSCA notified Congress of the proposed sale on Tuesday.

The transaction also covers 11 Multifunctional Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems, eight Guardian Laser Transmitter Assemblies, eight system processors, 42 AN/AAR- 54 missile warning sensors, 14 LN-251 with embedded global positioning systems/inertial navigation systems, 2, 000 AN/SSQ-125 multi-static active coherent source sonobouys and associated training and support services.

Boeing will serve as prime contractor for the sale and other contractors include:

  • Air Cruisers Co.
  • Arnprior Aerospace
  • AVOX Zodiac Aerospace
  • BAE Systems
  • Canadian Commercial Corporation
  • Compass David Clark
  • DLS/ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT)
  • DRS Technologies
  • Exelis
  • GC Micro
  • General Electric (NYSE: GE)
  • Harris (NYSE: HRS)
  • Joint Electronics
  • L-3 Communication’s (NYSE: LLL) WESCAM subsidiary
  • Martin Baker
  • Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)
  • Pole Zero
  • Raytheon (NYSE: RTN)
  • Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL)
  • Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE: SPR)
  • Symmetries Telephonies
  • Terma
  • Viking

The FMS deal will require approximately five contractor personnel to provide program support in Norway.

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