Boeing has won a $109.15 million contract to provide P-8A training systems for the government of New Zealand.
In March, the U.S. Navy awarded Boeing a $1.5 billion contract for 18 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, of which, four were for New Zealand. The first Poseidon is expected to be delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 2022.
Today’s order procures one Operational Flight Trainer (OFT) with one OFT Brief/Debrief Station (BDS); one Weapons Tactics Trainers (WTTs) with one WTT BDS; one 10-seat flight management systems trainer electronic classroom; one 10-seat mission systems desktop trainer electronic classroom; one training system support center; one scenario generation station; one virtual maintenance trainer; one maintenance support cabinet; and one 10-seat maintenance electronic classroom. Additionally, this order provides for software, books and other publications, contracts, logistics, engineering and management technical assistance required for the development, production, test and in-country delivery, installation and inspection of the training systems.
Work is expected to be completed in January 2024.