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Boeing to Produce Five P-8A Poseidon Aircraft for Germany

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing with a production contract for five P-8A Poseidon aircraft for Germany.

First deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2024 when the P-8A Poseidon will eventually replace Germanys fleet of P-3C Orion aircraft.

Were pleased to have finalized this sale to Germany and to expand our footprint in-country by bringing the P-8A and its unique multi-mission capabilities to the German Navy, said Michael Hostetter, vice president, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, Germany. The P-8 will ensure the German Navys ability to perform long-range maritime surveillance missions and will play a pivotal role in the region by leveraging existing infrastructure in Europe and full interoperability with NATOs most advanced assets.

Cockpit of a Boeing P8. Picture: Boeing. Click to enlarge.

German industry is a critical partner with the P-8A Poseidon program. German companies that currently supply parts for the P-8A include Aircraft Philipp Group GmbH, Aljo Aluminium-Bau Jonuscheit GmbH and Nord-Micro GmbH.

In June, Boeing signed agreements with ESG Elektroniksystem-und Logistik-GmbH and Lufthansa Technik AG to collaborate in systems integration, training, and sustainment work.

With strategic agreements and industry partnerships already in place, we stand ready to deliver a robust sustainment package for the German Navys P- 8A fleet, said Dr. Michael Haidinger, president, Boeing Germany, Central & Eastern Europe, Benelux and Nordics. Together with the German Navy, the Federal Ministry of Defense and local industry, we will ensure maximum operational availability that will allow the German Navy to meet the full range of its maritime challenges.

Deployed around the world with more than 135 aircraft in service, and over 350,000 collective mishap free flight hours, the P-8A will significantly advance Germanys anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface warfare; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; as well as its search-and-rescue mission capabilities.

Germany is the eighth nation to have acquired the P-8A, joining the United States, Australia, India, the United Kingdom, Norway, Korea and New Zealand.

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