State Department OKs possible $1.75 billion sale of P-8A planes to Norway: Pentagon

22 December 2016

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Norway of five P-8A surveillance aircraft and associated support worth an estimated $1.75 billion, a Pentagon agency said on Wednesday.

Boeing Co is the lead contractor in the sale, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement, adding that it notified the U.S. Congress of the possible sale on Tuesday. Other participants include BAE Systems PLC, General Electric Co, Northrop Grumman Corp and Raytheon Co, it said.