Monday, 1 May 2017

US has approved the sale of four Boeing P-8A Poseidon to New Zealand

NZ request for P-8A approved by US

The US Department of State has approved the possible sale of up to four Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft and associated support to New Zealand.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency stated that the potential Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program deal, which is valued at an estimated US$1.46 billion, would mean New Zealand could maintain its maritime surveillance aircraft capability following the retirement of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion.

New Zealand’s Future Air Surveillance Capability project includes the replacement of the Orion by mid-2025. The project has started capability requirements definition and development of preliminary capability solution options for consideration by the NZ Government through an indicative business case.

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Seems Japan cannot get a break and sell the P-1…….Pity it's such a good plane...

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