The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is procuring nine P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft under a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) arrangement with the US Government. Delivery of the first aircraft is expected in 2019. The estimated total cost is $3.2 billion. This figure includes the cost of the aircraft, and also encompasses initial support, training, sonobuoy and weapons provisioning, together with training devices.
The MOD is also purchasing 50 Apache AH-64E helicopters, also under a FMS arrangement with the US Government at an estimated cost of $2.3 billion. This figure includes an initial two-year support package, spares, training simulators and other supporting equipment for the helicopters.