New Zealand to buy Boeing P-8 patrol planes to boost South Pacific surveillance

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

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand has agreed to buy four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes, its defense minister said on Monday, strengthening surveillance capabilities as it works to counter the rise of new powers, such as China, in the Pacific region. New Zealand is responsible for patrol and rescue missions in a Pacific Ocean […]

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