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Bumper year for P-8 continues

23rd December 2016 - 14:03 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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Norway’s request for the sale of five P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) has been approved by the US State Department, paving the way for a foreign military sale valued in the region of $1.75 billion.

The announcement is the latest in what has been a bumper year for the P-8 programme as it continues to deliver to its primary US Navy (USN) customer, as well as deliveries to India and Australia. 

The purchase follows hot on the heels of a deal between the UK and the US for nine P-8 aircraft, which like this deal will see the

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