The U.S. Navy plans to negotiate a potential 10-year, $1.86 billion contract with Boeing for new and updated P-8A Poseidon training systems. Under the contract, Boeing will test and evaluate P-8A systems, hardware, software, courseware and subsystems. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract will include upgrades on aircrew and maintenance training systems for the Navy and the Australian Air Force.
The IDIQ contract will cover the modernization of 20 operational flight trainers, 37 electronic classrooms and mission system desktop trainers, 16 weapons and tactics trainers, five part-task trainers, eight deployable mission system trainers, three training system support centers, 11 virtual maintenance trainers, two ordinance load trainers, 26 hardware type-two maintenance device trainers, and one mission avionics systems trainer.
Boeing will also conduct engineering investigations, analyses and change proposals and will update the Naval Aviation Simulation Master Plan and systems fidelity.