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    The US Navy has awarded $2.2 billion for production of P-8A anti-submarine and spy planes, the Department of Defense announced in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US defense giant Boeing has received a $2.2 billion award to manufacture 11 P-8A anti-submarine and surveillance aircraft for the US Navy and other partners, according to the release.

    "The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $2,196,638,752 modification to a previously awarded contract for the manufacture and delivery of 17  P-8A aircraft for the Navy (11), foreign military sales (2), and cooperative agreement partners (4)," the release explained on Thursday.

    The P-8A Poseidon is designed for long-range anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. It is based on Boeing's 737-800.

    Work will be performed in the US States of Washington, Maryland, New York, Illinois, California and Utah. The contract is expected to be fulfilled in December 2020.

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