February 7, 2018 / 9:56 AM / 6 months ago

South Korea could decide on P-8 purchase by year-end - Boeing executive

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) is hopeful that South Korea will decide on the purchase of the P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft by the end of the year, its head of defence sales said on Wednesday.

The Boeing Company logo is projected on a wall at the "What's Next?" conference in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., October 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

“That could very well be the next customer,” Boeing Vice President of Global Sales, Defence, Space & Security, Gene Cunningham, told Reuters at the Singapore Airshow.

In the Asia-Pacific region, Boeing has already sold the P-8 to India and Australia.

Reporting by Gerry Doyle and Jamie FreedEditing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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