Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA

P-8A Poseidon contract boosts local jobs

An RAAF P-8A Poseidon
An RAAF P-8A Poseidon - Commonwealth of Australia

The next generation of Maritime Patrol and Response aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, has reached another milestone, with the contract providing the next four years of sustainment support being signed.

This agreement, signed between the Department of Defence and Boeing Defence Australia will support the Australian defence industry and create more than 35 jobs in South Australia.

“This contract continues to deliver on the Turnbull government’s commitment to using Australia’s defence expenditure to the benefit of both Australia’s national security interests and the economic health of this important employment sector,” Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne said.

"Developing this kind of indigenous capability – where we can maintain our own military hardware – is critical for our national security and is good for Australian jobs.

“The P-8A is a world class Maritime Patrol and Response aircraft and Australian defence industry support will be a critical enabler to our military’s operational capability in the region.

“Importantly, Australian defence industry involvement in the sustainment of this aircraft will provide regional support for the global P-8A fleet and has the potential to improve opportunities for Australian defence industry participation in future support activities.

“This will showcase Australian defence industry capabilities to the world to ensure they have every opportunity to get involved in the longer term global P-8A support program.”

 

 

P-8A Poseidon contract boosts local jobs
lawyersweekly logo
FROM THE WEB
Recommended by Spike Native Network

more from defence connect

Nov 14 2018
F-35 countdown: One platform, many weapons
Fifth-generation combat capability requires similarly capable weapons. Raytheon will be providing A...
Nov 14 2018
Industry engagement central to accelerated warfare: MAJGEN McLachlan
Major General Gus McLachlan, Commander Forces Command, discussed the role of Army's Accelerated Wa...
Nov 14 2018
GD implements LAV counter UAV system
MyDefence Communication has announced the integration of counter unmanned aerial system (UAS) techno...