January 25, 2019 / 10:37 PM / 10 months ago

Boeing wins $2.46 billion U.S. defence contract - Pentagon

FILE PHOTO: A member of the U.S. Navy stands next to the Boeing P-8A Poseidon plane before its departure to take part in the search for the ARA San Juan submarine missing at sea, at a military air base in Bahia Blanca, Argentina November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Magali Cervantes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Boeing Co won a $2.46 billion (£1.86 billion) U.S. defence contract for the production and delivery of 19 P-8A Poseidon long-range anti-submarine warfare and surveillance aircraft and other equipment, the Pentagon said in a statement on Friday.

Ten of the planes are for the U.S. Navy, four are for Britain and five are for Norway, the Pentagon said.

Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by David Alexander

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