Germany's expansion of P-8 Poseidon fleet casts further doubt on Franco-German MAWS
Germany has decided to buy three more Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), bringing the total fleet to eight, casting a darker shadow over collaborative Maritime Airborne Warfare System (MAWS) initiatives with France.
The Budget Committee of the German Bundestag gave the green light on the additional Poseidons on 16 November. The extra three P-8A will cost about €1.1 billion (US$1.2 billion) and will come from a special fund, the Bundeswehr noted in an announcement.
The German parliament had approved the purchase of five P-8s in June 2021. Speculation about a modification to that FMS and the additional three
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