Military Embedded Systems

Navy maritime patrol aircraft trainers to be maintained by Boeing


December 10, 2012

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

ST. LOUIS. U.S. Navy officials have tasked Boeing to maintain aircrew training devices for six aircraft variants as part of a five-year, $56 million contract. The covers training devices for P-3C, EP-3, P-8A, EA-6B, EA-18G, and SH-60B aircraft.

The trainers are located at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Fla.; Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; NAS Whidbey Island, Wash., and Kadena Air Base, Japan.

As part of a separate Navy contract, Boeing officials plan to deliver training systems for the P-8A aircraft to NAS Jacksonville in 2013. Other sites will follow as the program moves into full-rate production. Boeing will provide trainers as well as all support functions for U.S. Navy P-8A aircrew training.


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