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Work with $14.64 million of FMS funding will be performed in Villaroche, France (53%); Durham, North Carolina (43%); Singapore (3%); and Bromont, Canada (1%), for completion in July 2022.
Shephard Defence Insight notes that the US State Department in 2018 approved an FMS of Poseidon aircraft to the RoKN. Boeing was awarded a contract for long-lead materials in March 2019.
Boeing announced the main contract award for six aircraft in March 2020, and deliveries are expected to begin in 2023.
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