Boeing is to receive a $166.8m modification contract from the US Navy in support of P-8A multimission maritime aircraft.

Under the contract, the company will provide funding for long-lead materials for the low-rate initial production lot 3 of 11 P-8A aircraft.

Work will be carried out at the company’s US facilities and is expected to be completed in May 2015.

The Naval Air System Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, US, is the contracting activity.