USA UK and Norway Paving the Way for P-8A Poseidon MPA Cooperation

a
Naval Aviation News - USA, UK, Norway
 
 
 
USA UK and Norway Paving the Way for P-8A Poseidon MPA Cooperation
 
On June 29th 2017, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway signed a statement of intent to lay out guiding principles for trilateral partnership with P-8A Aircraft to address the changing security environment in the North Atlantic.
     
P 8A poseidon MPA ASW Patrol Squadron VP 45 Pelicans US NavyP-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft. Picture: US Navy
     
As the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway continue to work to advance trilateral maritime security cooperation, this agreement establishes a framework for further cooperation in areas such as readiness, enhancing defense capability, and interoperability.

The United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway will continue to work together and with other NATO Allies to improve North Atlantic security efforts.

Based on Boeing’s Next-Generation 737-800 commercial airplane, the P-8A offers advanced anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

The U.S. Navy accepted its 50th P-8A Poseidon in January this year. The U.S. Navy P-8A program of record calls for a total requirement for 117 of the 737-based anti-submarine warfare jets. In July 2016, The UK Ministry of Defence confirmed the deal to purchase nine P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) for the Royal Air Force. The Norwegian Ministry of Defence announced in November 2016 its intent to replace its ageing fleet of six P-3 Orion (four P-3C for ASW & two P-3N for SAR) and its three Dassault DA-20 ECM aircraft with five Boeing P-8A Poseidon MPA.
 

Cookies settings

×

Functional Cookies

This site uses cookies to ensure its proper functioning and cannot be deactivated from our systems. We don't use them not for advertising purposes. If these cookies are blocked, some parts of the site will not work.

Session

Please login to see yours activities!

Other cookies

This website uses a number of cookies to manage, for example: user sessions.