The United States will sell five maritime surveillance aircrafts to Norway

The U.S. State Department has authorized the sale of five P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft to Norway, Defense News reported. The potential sale, with an estimated cost of USD 1.75 billion is still awaiting approval by Congress.

It is expected that Congressmen will approve the agreement, taking into consideration the growing role of Norway as a partner to the United States and the United Kingdom in monitoring Russia’s activity in the North Atlantic.

Norway also plans to purchase radio sets, radars, missile warning sensors, and systems, which help to track submarines as well as aircraft. Currently, Norway has six outdated P-3 Orion maritime surveillance aircrafts.

Norway has already planned to purchase 52 fifth generation F-35 fighter jets and four submarines. Norway will allow the U.S. Marines Corps to remain in the country through 2017.

  USA, Norway, Aircraft