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Boeing Awarded $3.4 Billion Contract for 17 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Our Bureau - : Mar 1, 2024 - : 5:03 pm

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $3.4 billion contract to manufacture 14 P-8A Poseidon aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force and three more for the German Navy.

“We are proud to add Canada to the list of international P-8 partners as well as to Germany’s fleet of maritime patrol aircraft,” said Philip June, vice president and program manager, of the P-8A program. “The Poseidon is a proven aircraft, with more than 600,000 flight hours, that will serve Canada and Germany well in today’s challenging security environment and for decades to come.”

Canada announced in November 2023 its decision to acquire the P-8A Poseidon to replace its current fleet of CP-140 Auroras. The first P-8A for Canada is expected to be delivered in 2026.

Boeing’s economic commitments to Canada have the potential to generate annual benefits of more than 3,000 jobs for Canadian industry and value-chain partners, and at least $358 million to Canada’s gross domestic product over 10 years.

Canada’s Team Poseidon includes CAE, GE Aviation Canada, IMP Aerospace & Defence, KF Aerospace, Honeywell Aerospace Canada, Raytheon Canada, and StandardAero.

“Our global customers require proven advanced capabilities to protect their countries — the P-8 provides that defense,” said Vince Logsdon, vice president of international Business Development for Boeing Defense, Space & Security and Global Services. “Together with our partners, we look forward to delivering this unmatched capability in addition to significant industrial benefits for Canada’s and Germany’s aerospace and defense industries.”

Following the initial procurement of five P-8 aircraft in June 2021, Germany added three more to bring the total to eight. The first aircraft will be delivered in 2025, to replace the country’s fleet of P-3 Orions.

Boeing has partnered with ESG Elektroniksystem-und Logistik-GmbH and Lufthansa Technik in Germany to deliver systems integration, training, support, and sustainment work for the German Navy.

The company and CAE signed teaming agreements last year to expand collaboration in Canada, Germany, and Norway for the P-8A Poseidon program.

There are currently 200 P-8s in service or on contract across nine countries.


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