Connect to share and comment

Boeing wins $2 billion deal for 13 more P-8 surveillance planes: Pentagon

PlacardEnlarge
(Globalpost/GlobalPost)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co won a contract valued at $2.04 billion to build 13 more P-8A multi-mission maritime surveillance planes for the U.S. Navy, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday.

The contract, which runs through April 2016, includes work on the 13 aircraft and 13 mission equipment sets, the Defense Department said in its daily digest of major weapons contracts.

It also includes long-long funding for 16 additional planes.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal-Esa)

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130731/boeing-wins-2-billion-deal-13-more-p-8-surveillance-planes-pent