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Boeing secures major contract for 17 P-8A Poseidon aircraft

American multinational corporation Boeing has secured a US$3.4 billion contract for 17 P-8A Poseidon aircraft in a global expansion of P-8 maritime patrol capabilities.

American multinational corporation Boeing has secured a US$3.4 billion contract for 17 P-8A Poseidon aircraft in a global expansion of P-8 maritime patrol capabilities.

US Navy award includes the manufacture of 14 P-8A Poseidon aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force and three P-8s for the German Navy, according to a Boeing statement published on 29 February.

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

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“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,” according to P-8A program vice-president and program manager Philip June.

“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’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 defence,” according to Vince Logsdon, vice-president of international business development for Boeing defense, space and 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 defence industries.”

Following the initial procurement of five P-8 aircraft in June 2021, Germany added three additional aircraft to bring the total number of P-8s for the German Navy to eight. The first aircraft will be delivered in 2025 as the country replaces its aging fleet of P-3 Orions.

In Germany, Boeing has partnered with ESG Elektroniksystem-und Logistik-GmbH and Lufthansa Technik to deliver systems integration, training, support and sustainment work that will bring the highest operational availability to fulfil the German Navy’s missions.

Last year, Boeing and CAE signed teaming agreements to expand multi-mission platform collaboration in Canada, Germany, and Norway. These agreements use the complementary capabilities of each company to provide superior management, technical and cost-effective training solutions for the P-8A Poseidon program.

There are 200 P-8s currently in service or on contract across nine countries, including the United States, Australia, India, the United Kingdom, Norway, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Germany, and Canada.

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