State Dept Approves Norway’s Request to Purchase P-8A Patrol Aircraft for $1.75B

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 23, 2016 — Norway’s request to purchase Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) P-8A patrol aircraft and related support for $1.75 billion has been approved by the State Department, GovCon Wire reported Thursday.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday Norway plans to acquire up to five P-8As equipped with commercial engines, tactical open mission software, electro-optical and infrared MX-20HD, AN/AAQ-2(V)1 acoustic system, AN/APY-10 radar and ALQ-240 electronic support measures under the foreign military sales contract.

DSCA named Boeing as the prime contractor but also identified BAE Systems, Harris (NYSE: HRS), L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), among other companies, as additional contractors on the potential sale.

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