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Boeing bullish about further P-8 sales in Singapore

22nd February 2024 - 14:42 GMT | by Roy Choo in Singapore


Australia, which has a fleet of 12 P-8As and a further two on order, announced late last year an upgrade to its aircraft. (Photo: Roy Choo)

The Singapore Airshow 2024 exhibitor cited the P-8 Poseidon’s maturity, established supply chain and large user base as the platform’s major selling points, with Singapore requirements and follow-on orders from India to be targeted.

Boeing has high hopes it will secure further P-8 Poseidon international sales as numerous countries seek to recapitalise their maritime surveillance aircraft capabilities or increase existing fleets.

Boeing said that 166 of the multi-mission maritime patrol aircraft have been delivered to six customers to date. The global fleet has clocked more than 560,000 hours since initial deliveries to the US Navy commenced in 2012.

Sean Liedman, director of business development for mobility, surveillance and bomber aircraft at Boeing, told Shephard that he was optimistic about the prospects of P-8 international sales in the years ahead.

“The US Navy invested significantly

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Roy Choo


Roy Choo

Rex Choo is a freelance journalist based in Australia.

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