Information has surfaced about the German Navy’s plans to acquire 3 additional Boeing P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrole Aircraft (MPA) via a modification of an existing contract, with 5 aircraft currently on order.
The existing Foreign-Military-Sales agreement valued at approximately 1.8 billion US Dollars foresees the planned deliveries of the P-8 aircraft to start in 2024. The current deal does not yet include the needed armament of Mk. 54 Torpedos or Anti-Ship Guided Missiles. Support infrastructure like simulators and local production agreements for small parts of the aircraft have been made.
The approval for the budget of the additional aircraft will be given next week on October 15 or 16.