New Zealand has agreed to buy four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes, Defence Minister Ron Mark said on Monday, strengthening surveillance capabilities as it works to counter the rise of new powers, such as China. According to a Reuters report, Defense Minister Mark said the aircraft were acquired through the U.S. foreign military sales program and would cost NZ$2.34 billion ($1.6 billion), including training costs. The aircraft are to be operational in 2023.
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