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  • 15 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Hellenic Navy’s Type 209 submarine HS Poseidon will be joining the EUNAVFOR operation in the Mediterranean Sea from February 15, the ministry of defense announced. HS Poseidon will spend some two weeks contributing to EU’s mission of saving lives and preventing human and arms smuggling in the Mediterranean Sea. The Greek Navy said the submarine […]

  • 12 August 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The Boeing P8I, a Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Anti-submarine Warfare (LRMR/ASW) aircraft of the Indian Navy, made its maiden landing at the INS Utkrosh airfield on Tuesday,  Aug 6th 2013. Piloted by the Squadron Commander (designate), Commander HS Jhajj, the aircraft under call sign ‘IN 321’ was welcomed to the islands by the Commander-in-Chief, Andaman […]

  • 15 July 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK’s first Poseidon MRA Mk1 (P-8A) maritime patrol aircraft has completed its first flight, marking another milestone ahead of delivery in early 2020. Following this first test flight, the aircraft will transfer from Boeing Commercial Airplanes to Boeing Defense, Space and Security to be fitted out with the Poseidon-specific military systems. The aircraft is […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian Department of Defence and Boeing Defence Australia have signed a contract for the next four years of sustainment for the Australian next generation of maritime patrol and response aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon. Australia plans to operate a total of 15 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. 12 P-8A Maritime Patrol Aircraft have been approved for acquisition with an additional three […]

  • 20 March 2014

    A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft completed its transition from Kuala Lumpur to Perth March 18 to continue the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean.   “The search has expanded to the southern portions of the Indian Ocean and the P-8A has the range required to reach those waters,” […]

  • 10 April 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Air Force has received its eighth Poseidon P-8A maritime patrol aircraft, Australia’s defense minister announced on April 9.   The aircraft number eight had been identified as RAAF’s long-term fatigue management aircraft and had been fitted with a raft of diagnostic equipment, according to minister Christopher Pyne. “The Poseidon is a cutting edge […]

  • 10 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Naval Sea Systems has awarded Boeing a $9.2 million contract modification for the integration of the High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Capability (HAAWC) on the Poseidon P-8A submarine-hunting aircraft. The HAAWC integrates an Air Launch Accessory (ALA) with folding wings and GPS guidance onto a MK54 torpedo, allowing it to be launched from high altitudes. Boeing […]

  • 27 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Australia has taken delivery of its newest maritime surveillance aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, at a ceremony in Seattle, USA. The aircraft is now undergoing its verification and validation flying in the United States, and will join the rest of the fleet in Australia, based at RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia. The received P-8A is […]

  • 25 August 2014

    The US Defense Department has expressed its concern to Chinese diplomatic officials about an Aug. 19 incident in which an armed Chinese fighter jet conducted a dangerous intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters Aug. 22.   The aircraft was on a routine […]

  • 12 August 2019

    The New Zealand government has opened tenders for the construction of a new home for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft. The government expects that the new facility for the P-8A fleet at RNZAF Base Ohakea would be completed in three years. “The government’s investment in this key part of the defense estate […]

  • 26 November 2019

    The Royal Australian Air Force’s P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft has completed its first deployment to the Middle East. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said this deployment was a targeted and meaningful element of Australia’s broader contribution to the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC). “Over the last month, the P-8A Poseidon […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australia’s first P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft recently completed its maiden flight. The aircraft flew a short distance from Renton Airfield to Boeing Field in Washington State USA, to where the P-8A’s mission systems will be installed as part of project AIR 7000. The $5.4 billion P-8A program will provide Australia’s future manned maritime patrol and […]

  • 16 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Boeing has delivered its first P-8A Poseidon surveillance and anti-submarine aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force on November 16. The Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull MP, together with other government and defense officials welcomed the new Poseidons at the Royal Australian Air Force base Fairbairn in Canberra. The $5.4 billion P-8A program will provide […]

  • 20 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The US Navy and US Air Force teamed up to deploy and assess an updated shallow-water mine technology during the joint-force exercise Valiant Shield. Air Force’s B-52 bombers of the 96th Bomb Squadron and the Navy’s P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft of Patrol Squadron Five (VP-5) tested the new technology in the Northern Marianas region. “In […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Winnipeg arrived in Mumbai, India, for a five-day visit on May 13. Her Majesty’s Canadian (HMC) ships Winnipeg and Ottawa are in the Indo -Pacific region for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Poseidon Cutlass 17 deployment. Poseidon Cutlass 17 includes exercises with regional partner navies at sea, as well as in key […]

  • 30 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    A P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft joined the U.S. Navy’s 4th Fleet by arriving at Cooperative Security Location (CSL) Comalapa, El Salvador on June 23. The Boeing-built P-8A Poseidon, one of the Navy’s newest aircraft is the platform that is currently replacing Lockheed Martin’s aging P-3C Orion. Capable of surveillance and reconnaissance while simultaneously conducting long range maritime […]

  • 9 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Flying at a maximum speed of about 565 mph, at about 41,000 feet, the US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon already covers an operational area of about 1,200 nautical miles during a four-hour on-station period. Now, add air-to-air refueling for extended range and endurance and an advanced search and rescue kit and officials say the P-8A is […]

  • 9 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy will receive its first deployable P-8A Poseidon trainers, allowing aircrew and operators to improve their mission readiness even while serving away from home. Under a recently signed contract, Boeing will provide seven Deployable Mission Readiness Trainers (DMRTs) to the Navy, starting in 2019. “Training ensures the Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance community is proficient in anti-submarine […]

  • 30 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Norway’s plans to replace its ageing fleet of P-3 Orion and DA-20 Jet Falcon maritime patrol aircraft became official on Wednesday with the signing of a contract for the acquisition of the Boeing built P-8A. The contract for five aircraft was signed by the Norwegian defense equipment agency, on behalf of the ministry of defense, and […]

  • 11 July 2018

    A P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft assigned to US 7th Fleet helped the Sri Lanka Navy locate a missing fishing vessel July 10, after joining search efforts. The P-8A Poseidon from the “Pelicans” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 flew out of Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia. The 40-foot vessel and crew of six went missing the […]

  • 19 October 2018

    The US Navy has shared a photo of a Poseidon P-8A ASW maritime patrol aircraft conducting the type’s first operational aerial refueling over the Mediterranean Sea. US Navy Aircrewmen assigned to the “Tridents” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 26 carried out the flight Oct. 15, 2018, while patrolling the US 6th Fleet area of operations. The […]

  • 30 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    US defense and aerospace giant Boeing has delivered the first of nine Poseidon P-8A maritime patrol aircraft to the UK armed forces. The aircraft, with military registration ZP801, was handed over in a ceremony in Seattle that was attended by Royal Air Force and Royal Navy personnel. An RAF crew will start training on the […]

  • 3 September 2019

    A frigate was expected to participate in the operation later this year.

  • 8 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Boeing $60.8 million to finalize work on upgrades for the P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft. The contract will enable Boeing to mature the Increment 3 Block 2 capabilities through preliminary and critical design review. These capabilities include the Minotaur mission system, multi-static active coherent enhancements and wide-band satellite communications. […]

  • 8 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Warships from NATO’s standing mine countermeasure group 2 (SNMCMG2) joined the underway portion of the Romanian-hosted exercise Poseidon that is taking place between March 5 and 13. The exercise as a whole is hosted by Romania this year and will include more than 1,500 sailors and 17 warships from seven NATO member states. Romanian contribution […]

  • 26 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Australian government announced it is investing AU$1.4 billion in the acquisition of six MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The UAS will be acquired through a cooperative program with the US Navy. Australia is buying the UAS to complement the surveillance role of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft through sustained operations at long ranges as […]

  • 26 January 2017

    U.S. and UK defense representatives signed an agreement on closer P-8A Maritime Patrol Aircraft cooperation on January 25. The declaration, signed between UK’s Minister for Defense Procurement Harriett Baldwin and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work, will see the two countries sharing logistics and support bases, particularly in Europe. This optimized use of P-8A aircraft is aimed at increasing […]

  • 29 December 2015

    Frontex, the European member-states’ external border management agency, initiated the deployment of 293 officers and 15 vessels to the Greek islands on December 28. The units are assigned under a new operation called Poseidon Rapid Intervention after Greece requested additional assistance at its external borders in the Aegean Sea earlier this month. This intervention is established […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $68.4 million contract to start procuring long-lead parts for the production of two P-8A maritime patrol aircraft for the UK government. The contract is part of a larger approx. £3 billion contract under which the UK is to receive nine maritime patrol aircraft. The new aircraft, which will be based at […]