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Boeing’s Sub-Hunting Poseidon Gets a Pentagon Budget Boost

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Boeing Co.’s maritime surveillance aircraft will get an increase in the Pentagon’s fiscal 2016 budget, with the Navy to request 16, one more than planned for that year, according to budget documents.

The Navy will request $3.4 billion for the plane, the P-8A Poseidon, according to documents from the Defense Department comptroller circulating in the military services. The documents were obtained from a person briefed on the spending plans who asked not to be identified before President Barack Obama sends his budget to Congress on Feb. 2.