Also on Monday the Navy handed Boeing a $358.9 million contract
to provide long-lead production materials for twenty-nine Full Rate Production P-8A Poseidon
maritime patrol and ASW aircraft. The twenty-nine aircraft are split between Lots II and III, with the Navy set to take nine of the former and sixteen of the latter, with the remaining four Lot III aircraft earmarked for the Royal Australian Air Force. Boeing received a $295.6 million advance acquisition contract in August 2014
for long-lead items for a dozen Full Rate Production Lot II P-8A aircraft, with funding for four of these similarly destined for the RAAF.
The Navy awarded Boeing a $14.1 million delivery order
for development and definition of system requirements for the P-8A Poseidon
Multi Mission Aircraft, to build towards the program's Increment 3 Capabilities Integration System Requirements Review Systems Engineering Technical Review. The aim of Increment 3 is to enhance the Multi-Static Active Coherent system
, provide early delivery of the High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Capability datalink
, improve the Tactical Operations Center
mission software and introduce the Advanced Airborne Sensor
(AAS) high-resolution AESA radar, as well as other changes to the plane’s sensors and systems as time and money allow.