Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States have signed a statement of intent for a trilateral partnership with P-8 Poseidon aircraft to address the ‘changing security environment’ in the North Atlantic.
While the statement is relatively vague, the move is seen as part of an effort to coordinate the deployment of the maritime patrol aircraft. This is a move that has been described by us earlier in the year as essential, due to the relatively small fleet sizes the UK and Norway are to possess.
A statement read:
“Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States signed a statement of intent to lay out guiding principles for a trilateral partnership with P-8A aircraft to address the changing security environment in the North Atlantic.
As the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway continue to work to advance trilateral maritime security cooperation, this agreement establishes a framework for further cooperation in areas such as readiness, enhancing defence capability, and interoperability.
The United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway will continue to work together and with other NATO allies to improve North Atlantic security efforts.”