Boeing wins contract for more Poseidon planes

P-8 Poseidon
Boeing’s P-8 Poseidon aircraft is a military version of the 737 Next-Generation plane. (Boeing Photo)

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $1.5 billion production contract for the next 18 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, buoying the company’s defense business.

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By Alan Boyle

Mastermind of Cosmic Log, contributor to GeekWire and Universe Today, author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference," past president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.

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