Boeing approved to sell 5 P-8A surveillance planes to Norway


The State Department on Wednesday announced that it approved the sale of five P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft to Norway.

The estimated cost of the five Boeing aircraft and associated support is $1.75 billion, according to a release from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

The sale will allow Norway, a NATO ally, to maintain its ability to conduct maritime surveillance patrols after its fleet of Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft retires.

“The proposed sale will allow Norway to recapitalize, modernize, and sustain its MPA capability for the next 30 years. As a long-time P-3 operator, Norway will have no difficulty transitioning its MPA force to the P-8A and absorbing these aircraft into its armed forces,” the release says.


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