The British Prime Minister’s Office has announced the decision to buy 9 Boeing P-8 maritime patrol aircraft. The Eurofighter fleet will be upgraded with AESA radars too.
I’ll admit I was surprised when Jason forwarded this link to me. I had thought the British MPA program was dead. Instead, this makes Britain the second nation, after India, to choose the P-8. With a little luck, Boeing might make some further international sales.
Unfortunately, probably not many. Most nations that in the past bought the predecessor P-3 Orion will be able to get by using any of a number of slightly smaller, and much cheaper, MPA offered by companies like CASA.