Against China. New Zealand acquires anti-submarine aircraft
According to The Wall Street Journal,. New Zealand’s premier, which has a particular dislike for China, said that by acquiring four anti-submarine aircraft, New Zealand "will increase its power in the Pacific". According to available information, the aircraft will be presented for sale by the United States, which, along with Britain, Australia and South Korea, are not satisfied with the increased influence of China in the region.
It is noted that the decision to acquire four anti-submarine aircraft Boeing P-8 Poseidon, and this is the largest military deal in the last few decades, was made immediately after the approval of the new defense doctrine of the country in which China was "appointed" to the position of the main irritant in the region Pacific Ocean ", following the example of" horror stories about Russia "for the rest of the world.
P-8 Poseidon is designed to detect and destroy enemy submarines in areas of patrolling, reconnaissance, participation in anti-ship and rescue operations - both in coastal areas and in the oceans. At the heart of - the design of the updated liner Boeing 737-800. The aircraft can carry up to nine tons of weapons, has five internal and six external suspension points. Armament - AGM-84 Garpun, Mark 54 (torpedo), sea mines, aerial bombs.
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