Europe

UK, Boeing launch new strategic partnership

  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron attends the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, England, Monday July 11, 2016. Andrea Leadsom, one of two Conservative lawmakers vying to replace Prime Minister David Cameron, withdrew from the contest Monday, leaving Home Secretary Theresa May as the sole remaining candidate. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)

    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron attends the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, England, Monday July 11, 2016. Andrea Leadsom, one of two Conservative lawmakers vying to replace Prime Minister David Cameron, withdrew from the contest Monday, leaving Home Secretary Theresa May as the sole remaining candidate. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Prime Minister David Cameron, second right, and Virgin boss Richard Branson, right, with Britian's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, left, at the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnorough, south England, Monday July 11, 2016.  Britain has signed a contract for nine new P-8A Poseidon military aircraft, and Boeing announced Monday a planned expansion for its British operation, as the airshow attracts large international companies to announce their latest plans. (Andrew Matthews / PA via AP)

    Prime Minister David Cameron, second right, and Virgin boss Richard Branson, right, with Britian's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, left, at the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnorough, south England, Monday July 11, 2016. Britain has signed a contract for nine new P-8A Poseidon military aircraft, and Boeing announced Monday a planned expansion for its British operation, as the airshow attracts large international companies to announce their latest plans. (Andrew Matthews / PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Britain has signed a contract for nine new P-8A Poseidon military aircraft in the first big deal announced at the Farnborough International Airshow.

The Defense Ministry says the cost of delivering the deal, including paying for training of people, infrastructure and necessary support, will be around 3 billion pounds ($3.88 billion) over the next decade.

Boeing said Monday it planned to work with the U.K. government to build a new 100 million pound ($129 million) support and training base for the aircraft at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland.

Boeing and the U.K. say a new long-term partnership will bring 2,000 new jobs to the U.K.

The deal offers a boost to a government reeling from fears that jobs will be lost amid Britain's decision to leave the European Union.