State Department Notifies Congress of Potential $2.1B P-8A Sale to South Korea

A P-8A Poseidon assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20 flies over the Chesapeake Bay. US Navy Photo

The U.S. State Department notified Congress of South Korea’s planned purchase of six Boeing P-8A patrol aircraft, in a deal worth an estimated $2.1 billion.

The new P-8A aircraft will be used to update the Republic of Korea’s existing fleet of P-3C Orion maritime surveillance aircraft, according to a U.S. State Department announcement.

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