Boeing To Test Anti-Submarine Weapon Onboard P-8A Poseidon

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  • 04:22 PM, September 8, 2015
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Boeing has won a $23 million contract for testing a high-altitude anti-submarine warfare weapons capability on the P-8A multi-mission maritime aircraft.

Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland (50 percent); and Seattle, Washington (50 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2017, the company announced today.

Fiscal 2014 and 2015 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $12 million will be obligated at time of award, $2.5 million of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The P-8A has emerged as the Pentagon's leading maritime surveillance and reconnaissance plane and has recently been deployed to spy on Chinese activities in the South China Sea. 

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