Add to favourites
News Local and Global in your language
15th of November 2018

International



U.S. approves sale of six Boeing patrol aircraft to South Korea

FILE PHOTO: A U.S. Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft takes part in the Malta International Airshow at SmartCity Malta outside Kalkara, Malta, September 23, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Thursday said it supported the sale of six Boeing Co P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft to South Korea for an estimated $2.10 billion and had notified Congress of its decision.

South Korea’s military said in June it had picked Boeing to supply the country with maritime patrol aircraft.

South Korea said in February that it would procure from overseas new maritime patrol aircraft with stronger anti-submarine capabilities to better respond to the threat of North Korea’s submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.Read More




Leave A Comment

More News

www.washingtontimes.com

FOX News

WorldPost - The Huffington

NYT > International Home

Reuters: World News

World News - UPI.com

Disclaimer and Notice:WorldProNews.com is not the owner of these news or any information published on this site.