Boeing lands contract for 12 more P-8 spy planes

Boeing (NYSE:BA) has been awarded an initial $296M contract to buy parts needed for 12 more P-8A spy planes, including eight for the U.S. Navy and four for the government of Australia.

The aircraft will replace the U.S. Navy's P-3 spy planes, which have been in service for more than 40 years.

Boeing previously won a $2.1B contract in February from the Navy to build the first batch of 16 P-8A Poseidon spy planes.

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  • fpartel
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    Could be a wee bit provocative to call the P-8 a "spy" plane. It is an anti-submarine patrol plane--a platform some consider to be ideally replaced by drones.
    15 Aug 2014, 06:49 AM Reply Like
  • joegillam
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    Don't worry Francis, the aircraft has some fancy radio intercept and photo capabilities that qualify it as a spy plane.
    15 Aug 2014, 08:16 AM Reply Like
  • Charles L. Hagen Jr.
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    We veterans call it "reconnaissance" in force.
    17 Aug 2014, 02:24 PM Reply Like
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