Boeing, Kongsberg Sign MoU for P-8 Maintenance and Support

Boeing and Norwegian company Kongsberg signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for maintenance and support of Norwegian P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft fleet.

The comprehensive MoU agreement with Kongsberg will be able to contain maintenance and support for the Norwegian P-8 fleet. This will bring with it a need for a new maintenance center for production and maintenance, as well as additional training in the aviation industry in Norway.

“Over the past few years, Boeing has been active with Norwegian industry, which has demonstrated that they have a robust and highly capable defense sector that can support our business,” said Maria Laine, Boeing Vice President, International Strategic Partnerships.

“The size, scope and strategic value of our collaboration opportunities reinforce our commitment to Norway and our promises of industry agreements,” she says.

“We are very pleased to expand our close cooperation with Boeing by including support for the Norwegian P-8 fleet, with the possibility of further expansion in the future. Collaboration with international platform suppliers is of strategic importance to Kongsberg. It ensures continuity and preparedness in Norway, and gives Kongsberg further export opportunities,” says Terje Bråthen, division director at Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace AS.

Boeing and Kongsberg’s collaboration extends 20 years with NATO’s fleet of AWACS aircraft, and will be able to be lifted further through the P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft acquired by Norway in 2017.

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