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First UK P-8s under contract

22nd December 2017 - 15:00 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


Christmas has come early for the UK as the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced that Boeing has been awarded the first production contract for the UK’s P-8A order.

As part of the $1.2 billion contract, announced on 21 December, ten full rate production P-8As will be manufactured under Lot 9 - seven for the US Navy and three for the UK.

When the decision to acquire the US-manufactured aircraft was announced, there was some controversy around the amount of manufacturing that will be carried out in the UK. The recent contract announcement states that 1.6% of the manufacturing will

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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