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UK Seals Deal On Next Generation Of Spy Planes

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed a deal to purchase nine P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) for the Royal Air Force. It's...

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed a deal to purchase nine P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) for the Royal Air Force.
 
It's estimated the defence deal for the new generation of spy planes will cost Britain £3 billion over the next decade.
 
Rather than domestically building a new form of aircraft the government are buying off the shelf from Boeing, with each airframe costing over £100 million.