Report: South Korea Considers Purchase of Boeing P-8 Anti-Submarine Patrol Aircraft

Boeing P-8A PoseidonTYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 8, 2016 — South Korea may purchase four Boeing-developed (NYSE: BA) P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft as North Korea continues test firings of its submarine-launched ballistic missiles, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.

The country seeks an anti-submarine aircraft equipped with wide surveillance coverage and high speeds to help detect enemy submarines as they surface,  JoongAng Ilbo reported Tuesday.

The South Koreans find the P-8 Poseidon jets attractive because they can fly 4, 500 miles without refueling. They fly at altitudes up to 41, 000 feet and speeds up to 490 knots.

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