Nov 29, 2015
UK adding 9 P-8 Poseidons, 24 F-35 stealth fighters to its warplane repository
As part of the UK's increased spending on defence, the British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the UK will be buying nine P-8 Poseidon long-range patrol planes from Boeing on Monday at the National Security Strategy (NSS) and Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR).
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, prior to the SDSR and NSS meeting, had announced that the country would also be expediting the acquisition of carrier-based F-35 stealth fighters.
Cameron has committed 2 % of the GDP for defence spending to fulfil a NATO target.