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Monday, June 15, 2015

UK Considers P-8 Poseidon Buy

P-8A PoseidonBoeing is accelerating production of its P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft amid mounting signs of additional international sales and solid funding for planned U.S. Navy procurement.

The rate increase, which will see production grow from 1 to 1.5 per month by early 2016, will provide delivery capacity beyond the numbers already committed under Boeing’s current U.S. and Indian Navy contracts.

“The whole idea is to make sure we create a little headroom for the international market as we build the Navy units out,” says Jimmy Dodd, VP and general manager of Mobility, Surveillance and Engagement at Boeing Military Aircraft.

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