UK to finalize Boeing patrol plane, helicopter deals: sources

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  1. Vergennes

    Vergennes Captain Staff Member Ret. Military International Mod

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    @Blue Marlin Finally,all the work will be exclusively done in the US,which means that more than 600 jobs are at risk at Augusta Westland's factory in Yeovil.
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    FARNBOROUGH, England: British Prime Minister David Cameron is likely to finalize multi-billion dollar deals with Boeing on Monday to buy nine P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes and to upgrade 50 Apache helicopters, two industry sources said on Sunday.

    Cameron is expected to announce the deals at the opening of the Farnborough Airshow in southern England.

    Spokespeople for the prime minister and Britain's Ministry of Defence declined to comment.

    Britain announced its intention to buy the submarine-hunting P-8A planes in November to plug a gap in its defenses that has existed since 2010, when it ditched the Nimrod, built by Britain's BAE Systems .

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/uk-to-finalize-boeing-pat/2945814.html
     
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    Blue Marlin 2nd Lieutenant

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    well since he's on time anyway who cares
    have you heard about the ajax tank!!! tata steel is going down and the mod chooses to go for swedish steel!! swedish!!!
    at first they were going to build them in spain but that got scrapped , they are being built in wales instead
    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/ministry-defence-condemned-using-swedish-11015056
    as for the choppers, david is a messup for the first 5 years he was alright.
    the nimrod being scrapped were a mistake too.
     
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    Vergennes Captain Staff Member Ret. Military International Mod

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    @Blue Marlin I think you misunderstood the statements. (Or please show me if I did instead.)


    589 Ajax vehicles will be built. 489 will be built in Wales,while the remaining 100 will be built in Spain.
     
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    Boeing signs £3bn deal for nine marine patrol planes

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    The UK government will buy nine new marine patrol planes from Boeing in a decade-long deal worth £3bn.

    The Ministry of Defence's deal for the submarine-hunting P-8A Poseidon aircraft also covers training, maintenance and support.

    Boeing will build a new £100m facility for the planes at RAF Lossiemouth in Moray.

    The US company will also deliver 50 Apache AH-64E attack helicopters to the British Army.

    Boeing expects to create about 2,000 new UK jobs in the coming years by expanding its maintenance and support operations for both military and commercial customers in Europe.

    Prime Minister David Cameron announced the P-8A deal on Monday at the start of the Farnborough Airshow.

    He said it showed that the UK was open for business despite the referendum vote to leave the EU.

    "Whatever uncertainties our country faces, I want the message to go out loud and clear: the UK will continue to lead the world in both civil and defence aerospace," Mr Cameron said.



    The P-8A planes will fill a gap in the UK's defence capabilities that has existed since 2010 when the Nimrod was retired.

    "Boeing is committed to the UK government's prosperity agenda and we share the goals of enhanced economic growth that the prime minister has set out to us," said Dennis Muilenburg, its chief executive.

    Boeing has doubled its UK workforce and more than doubled its annual spending with the UK supply chain over the last five years to more than 2,000 people and £1.8bn respectively in 2015.

    Separately, the UK government announced a further £365m worth of aerospace research and development, to be jointly funded with industry.
    @Vergennes so its lose 600 and gain 2000

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