Norway: first P-8 Poseidon to arrive in 2022, contract signed

Norway on Wednesday 29 Match formally signed a contract for the purchase of five Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to replace six P-3 Orions and three Dassault DA-20s currently in service. The first Poseindon should arrive in 2022, with deliveries to be completed the next year.

The contract is worth 1.8 billion EUR and includes missions systems, anti-submarine weapons. Norway considers the P-8 the ideal solution for covering and protecting its vast coastal waters. The new aircraft wil be operated by 333 squadron at Andøya Air Station in northern Norway.