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United Kingdom returns to Maritime Surveillance 26 March, 2016

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for P-8A Poseidon Aircraft and associated equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $3.2 billion. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 24, 2016. The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) has requested notification for the possible procurement of up to nine (9) P-8A Patrol Aircraft, associated major defence equipment, associated training, and support. The estimated cost is $3.2 billion. The proposed sale will allow the UK to re-establish its Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) capability that it divested when it cancelled the Nimrod MRA4 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) program.

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