Updated: Jul 9
Just announced this week that the US Government has approved the sale of P-8 Poseidon to Canada. The Boeing product is to replace the aging CP-140 Aurora fleet and will be continuing in the role of maritime surveillance.
The deal is yet to be finalized and is worth $8 billion CAD. The Canadian Government is looking to purchase up to 16 aircraft. Canada pointed to the need for an aircraft capable of anti-submarine warfare and C4ISR -- the acronym used for the battle management concept of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
The P-8 Poseidon is currently used by other allies including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand — as well as Norway, and South Korea. Germany has recently purchased the aircraft as well.
What do you think of this purchase?
Should Bombardier have been given consideration for building the General Dynamics Mission Systems Canada Global 6500 jet?
Do you thing the GDMSCG aircraft would have met all the requirement?
We look forward to hearing your comments.