Boeing awards BAE Systems aircraft computer contract

Defence, security and aerospace company BAE Systems has received a Low-Rate Initial Production contract from Boeing to provide mission computer systems for six P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

BAE Systems’ mission computer system for the P-8A is a flexible and rugged processing platform that can be configured to meet the general purpose, input and output, video, voice and graphics-processing needs of modern military battle management.

The P-8A Poseidon, developed by a Boeing-led team for the US Navy, is a long-range, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft.

The Navy plans to purchase approximately 117 P-8A aircraft to replace its P-3 fleet.