Contract for five P-8A aircraft for Germany
Fist deliveries to begin in 2024 -DATA SHEET
The US Navy yesterday awarded Boeing a production contract for five P-8A Poseidon aircraft for Germany. First deliveries are slated to begin in 2024 when the P-8A Poseidon will eventually replace Germany’s fleet of P-3C Orion aircraft.
German industry is a critical partner with the P-8A Poseidon program. By working with local partners, the US company will provide support, training and maintenance solutions that will bring the highest operational availability to fulfill the German Navy’s missions. On June 17, Boeing signed agreements with ESG Elektroniksystem-und Logistik-GmbH and Lufthansa Technik AG to collaborate in systems integration, training, and sustainment work. German companies that currently supply parts for the P-8A include Aircraft Philipp Group GmbH, Aljo Aluminium-Bau Jonuscheit GmbH and Nord-Micro GmbH.
Deployed around the world with more than 135 aircraft in service, and over 350,000 collective mishap free flight hours, the airplane will significantly advance Germany’s anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface warfare; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and search-and-rescue mission capabilities.
Germany is the eighth Nation to have acquired the model, joining the USA, Australia, India, the UK, Norway, Korea and New Zealand.
The technical data sheet of the airplane is attached to this AVIONEWS.
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