P-8 Poseidon MMA: Long-Range Maritime Patrol, and More

February 5/24: The Boeing won a $19.4 million modification, which exercises an option to procure two P-8A Increment 3 retrofit A-Kits in support of anti-submarine warfare capabilities upgrades for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida; St. Louis, Missouri; and Mesa, Arizona, and is expected to be completed in June 2026. RAAF Cooperative Funds in the amount of $19,386,687 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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