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    Boeing has received an order to build two P8-A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for the United Kingdom costing $68 million under the US Foreign Military Sales program, the US Department of Defense announced.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Work on the contract is expected to be completed by July 2017, the Defense Department noted.

    "The Boeing Company [of] Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $68.4 million… contract… for long-lead parts and efforts associated with the manufacture of two… P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft for the government of United Kingdom," the announcement said on Thursday.

    The P-8 Poseidon is a maritime patrol aircraft designed by Boeing for the US Navy to detect submarines and conduct long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

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