The Government of Canada has expressed a desire to renew its fleet of 14 maritime patrol aircraft. Ottawa is ready to spend billions of dollars to acquire the Boeing P-8A Poseidon.
What is known
Canada is considering purchasing 14 Boeing anti-submarine patrol aircraft. They will replace the CP-140 Aurora, which was developed by Lockheed Martin.
If the contract is signed, the entire program will cost about $6 billion. Canada is close to an agreement, as Defense Secretary Anita Anand recently visited the United States, where she held talks with representatives of Boeing.
The acquisition of P-8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft will expand Canada’s capabilities in the field of maritime surveillance, anti-submarine warfare and intelligence gathering in regions of interest. The bonus is that Poseidon uses 86% of Boeing 737NG components, and Canada has previously purchased over 100 737NG aircraft.
Source: The Defense Post