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    Boeing to Replace Acoustic Tech Units on Australian Navy Poseidon Aircraft

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    The Pentagon has awarded a contract to Boeing multinational corporation for replacement of parts for US-crafted spy aircraft P-8A Poseidon.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Boeing has received a $7.4 million US Army order to install 93 Replacement Acoustic Processor Tech Refresh units for the P-8A Maritime Aircraft operated by the Australian Navy, the Department of Defense announced.

    “The Boeing Company, Huntington Beach, California, is being awarded[a] $7.4 million… order… for… 93 Replacement Acoustic Processor Tech Refresh units for the P-8A multi-mission Maritime Aircraft in support of the Navy… of Australia,” the announcement said on Wednesday.

    Australia has ordered eight P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft from Boeing and the first in the force was delivered in November 2016.

    The P-8A Poseidon is a long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft capable of broad-area, maritime and littoral operations.


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