Poseidon capability boost
The UK’s P-8 fleet will protect new carriers and submarines.
Poseidon To Recharge British Maritime Patrol Capability
The UK is preparing to re-enter the long-range maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare missions.
The purchase of nine Boeing P-8 Poseidons, announced in the 2015 Strategic Defense and Security Review, will close a decade-long capability gap and help address the growing threat from submarines and underwater warfare technologies against this island nation dependent on the high seas for its trade.