Release of Documents Supporting Cabinet's Decision to Purchase Four P-8A Poseidon Aircraft
The Cabinet paper and associated minutes for Cabinet’s decision to purchase four P-8A Poseidon aircraft are available from the following page: Defence Force Future Air Surveillance Approval to Purchase the Boeing P-8A Poseidon Aircraft.
Information on the Government’s announcement of this decision on 9 July 2018 is provided in this story: https://defence.govt.nz/the-latest/story/purchase-of-four-boeing-p-8a-poseidon-aircraft(external link).
The P-8As are part of the Future Air Surveillance Capability project. Further information about this project is available from the Future Air Surveillance Capability Maritime Patrol Aircraft page.