Navy to cut Boeing order in favor of new ship

12/24/2008 | Bloomberg11

The Pentagon plans to shift more than $900 million away from Boeing Co.'s P-8 patrol aircraft in favor of a third DDG-1000 destroyer built by Northrop Grumman Corp. and General Dynamics Corp. The move indicates that aviation programs may be sacrificed as the Navy seeks to boost its deployable fleet to 313 ships by 2020, up from 283 today.

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