Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a $1.55B contract modification to produce an additional 18 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance planes for the U.S. Navy as well as two foreign military sales customers.
The company will provide eight Lot 11 P-8A aircraft to the Navy, four to New Zealand and six to South Korea, the Department of Defense said Monday.
DoD added thatBoeing will support Lot 11 units with unknown obsolescence and perform Class 1 obsolescence monitoring, change assessment and engineering services for the South Korean government as part of the modification.
Naval Air Systems Command will obligate $219.7M in fiscal 2020 Navy aircraft procurement funds and $1.3B in FMS funds at the time of award.
Work will take place in Seattle, California, Arizona, Alabama and Texas through October 2023.
P-8 is based on the 737-800 airframe and built to support anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.