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Boeing (BA -0.6%) has been awarded a $1.9B contract by the U.S. Navy for 11 P-8A Poseidon...

Boeing (BA -0.6%) has been awarded a $1.9B contract by the U.S. Navy for 11 P-8A Poseidon aircraft, boosting the total fleet to 24. BA has already delivered three of the production P-8As, which are based on the company's Next-Generation 737-800 commercial airplane, which has anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. The Navy has plans to purchase 117 P-8A Poseidon's to replace its aging P-3 Orion fleet.
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  • HackFab
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    And BA stock heads south......

     

    Long BA
    24 Sep 2012, 12:59 PM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
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    Why is US navy buying 117 P-8 when the Russia only has 60 submarines,

     

    The Russian Navy maintains a fleet of about 60 nuclear-powered and diesel-electric submarines, a senior Navy official said on Thursday.
    "These 60 vessels include 10 nuclear-powered strategic submarines, over 30 nuclear-powered attack submarines, diesel-electric submarines and special-purpose subs," the source said.

     

    http://bit.ly/UrOJ5T
    24 Sep 2012, 03:50 PM Reply Like
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