The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale estimated $1.75 billion to the Government of Norway for procurement of 5 Boeing-built P-8A Patrol Aircraft.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 20, 2016.
The sale also includes aircraft support - commercial Engines, Tactical Open Mission Software (TOMS), Electro-Optical (EO) and Infrared (IO) MX-20HD, AN/AAQ-2(V)1 Acoustic System, AN/APY-10 Radar and ALQ-240 Electronic Support Measures. In addition to 11 Multifunctional Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems (MIDS JTRS); eight Guardian Laser Transmitter Assemblies (GLTA) for the AN/AAQ-24(V)N; eight System Processors for AN/AAQ-24(V)N; forty-two AN/AAR- 54 Missile Warning Sensors for the AN/AAQ-24(V)N; fourteen LN-251 with Embedded Global Positioning Systems (GPS)/Inertial Navigation Systems (EGIs); and (2,000) AN/SSQ-125 Multi-Static Active Coherent (MAC) Source Sonobouys; and spares; spare engine; support equipment; operational support systems; training; maintenance trainer/classrooms; publications; software; engineering and logistics technical assistance; Foreign Liaison Officer support; contractor engineering technical services; repair and return; transportation; aircraft ferry; and other associated training and support.
The proposed sale will allow Norway to maintain its Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) capability following retirement of its P-3C MPA. This sale will strengthen collective NATO defense and enhance Norway’s regional and global allied contributions.
The proposed sale will allow Norway to recapitalize, modernize, and sustain its MPA capability for the next 30 years. Main contractor is the US firm Boeing.
Additional contractors include: Air Cruisers Co, LLC; Arnprior Aerospace, Canada; AVOX Zodiac Aerospace; BAE; Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)/EMS; Compass David Clark; DLS/ViaSat, Carlsbad, CA; DRS; Exelis, McLean, VA; GC Micro, Petaluma, CA; General Electric, UK; Harris; Joint Electronics; Martin Baker; Northrop Grumman Corp, Falls Church, VA; Pole Zero, Cincinnati, OH; Raytheon, Waltham, MA; Raytheon, UK; Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA; Spirit Aero, Wichita, KS; Symmetries Telephonies, Farmingdale, NY; Terma, Arlington, VA; Viking; and WESCAM. Norway does require an offset agreement.