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

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November 15/23: Engine Depot StandardAero Inc. won a $209.5 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, time-and-materials, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N0001918D0110). This modification exercises an option to provide P-8A Poseidon CFM56-7B27A/3 and CFM56-7B27AE engine depot-level maintenance and repair in support of the Navy, the government of Australia, and Foreign Military Sales customers. Work will be performed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Cincinnati, Ohio; and San Antonio, Texas, and is expected to be completed in October 2024.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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