January 25, 2019 / 10:20 PM / 6 months ago

Boeing wins $2.46 billion U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

FILE PHOTO: The Boeing logo is pictured at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition fair (LABACE) at Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Boeing Cowon a $2.46 billion U.S. defense 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 Penatgon said.

Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by David Alexander

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