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UK P-8A ahead of schedule

17th May 2019 - 17:00 GMT | by Damian Kemp in St Louis


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The first UK RAF P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol/multi-mission aircraft is expected to fly in July 2019 with first delivery in October, a month earlier than originally stated, a move which plants a flag in support of Boeing's hopes to sell the aircraft as a multinational aircraft to NATO.

The last contracted delivery would likely take place in 2022 with deliveries to New Zealand and South Korea ending in 2022 and Norway in 2021 taking the production line out to 2023. The ninth of

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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