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UK shops lead P-8A parts

19th August 2016 - 10:48 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


Construction of the UK’s planned fleet of nine P-8A MPAs moved a step closer following the award of a $68 million contract modification to Boeing for the procurement of long-lead items for the deal.

In the announcement by the US DoD on 18 August, the modification provides for long-lead items needed in the manufacture of two FRP4 (Lot 8) P-8A’s. Of the contract value 3.5% will be performed in Cambridge, UK.

However the process is still likely to be a long one with the first of the nine not scheduled for delivery until 2019. The aircraft will be delivered to US

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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