A sub-hunting version of Boeing’s popular 737 airliner could see its production schedule slowed if the Defense Department has its way.
The department’s proposed 2010 budget cuts $940 million from the program to build the P-8A subhunting aircraft in order to fund completion of a third DDG-1000 destroyer, Bloomberg News reports.
The DDG-1000 was partially funded by Congress last year.
The budget proposal, of course, is subject to amendment by Congress and the new administration.
The first prototype examples of the P-8A are being built on a special assembly line at Boeing’s Renton plant.
Commercial 737s are produced on another assembly line there.