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  • 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 […]

  • 26 August 2016

    Two stranded mariners were located on an uninhabited island in the Federated States of Micronesia after a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime reconnaissance aircraft joined a Coast Guard rescue mission. The U.S. Navy shared photos on August 25 of a man and a woman standing on the island beach where they had earlier written “SOS” in […]

  • 30 March 2017
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    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 […]

  • 21 February 2018
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    The crew of a US Navy P-8A Poseidon on February 20 helped rescue three fishermen after they spent three days adrift at sea. The 19-foot skiff was first reported missing Feb. 12 after it failed to return from a fishing expedition near Chuuk Lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia. According to the report, the […]

  • 6 January 2017
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    The U.S. Navy accepted its 50th P-8A Poseidon (P-8A) maritime, patrol and reconnaissance aircraft at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Florida on January 5. The Navy’s Poseidon is replacing the legacy P-3 Orion and will improve an operator’s ability to efficiently conduct anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface warfare; and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions. The Boeing-built […]

  • 9 July 2018
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    New Zealand is buying four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from the United States to replace its ageing Orions, the government announced July 9. The four aircraft will replace the six P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) that have been operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force since the 1960s. The current Orion […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 September 2019
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    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 April 2019
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    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 […]

  • 29 January 2016
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    Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington has received an order of around $2.5 billion to deliver another 20 aircraft to the U.S. Navy and the Government of Australia. The U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command has awarded the American manufacturer of aircraft, rockets and satellites a $2,469,582,995 modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise an option […]

  • 9 October 2019
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    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
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    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 […]

  • 15 August 2014
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    The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $295,6 million advance acquisition contract for the procurement of long-lead items for the manufacture and delivery of 12 Lot II Full Rate Production P-8A aircraft for the U.S. Navy (8) and the government of Australia (4).   Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington (82.6 percent); Baltimore, Maryland […]

  • 17 October 2016
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    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 […]

  • 1 September 2015
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    The U.S. Navy awarded a nearly $1.5 billion contract Aug. 27 to Boeing Defense, Space & Security for the procurement of 13 Full-Rate Production (FRP) Lot 2 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Nine planes will join the U.S. fleet and four will join the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), who has been a cooperative partner in the […]

  • 29 November 2019
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    New Zealand’s defense minister marked the official start of construction works on a new base for the country’s future P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft with a sod-turning ceremony on November 29. The home for the new fleet of submarine-hunting aircraft is being built at RNZAF Base Ohakea. “The government’s investment in Ohakea will ensure the […]

  • 17 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Australia’s future P-8A Poseidon pilots are set to benefit from a new simulator and training systems facility at RAAF Base Edinburgh after it was officially handed over to the defense department on August 17. Australian defense minister Marise Payne said the advanced P-8A training system would better prepare Australian Defence Force pilots and maintenance crews for their […]

  • 29 June 2017

    The United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway have signed a statement of intent to outline principles of cooperation on the P-8A Poseidon maritime reconnaissance aircraft. The statement was signed on the outlines of the NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels on Thursday. Norway and the UK are set to start operating the Boeing-built maritime patrol aircraft after […]

  • 20 September 2018
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    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 July 2016
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    The Indian Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), has approved the purchase of four additional Boeing P-8I Neptune maritime reconnaissance aircraft at a cost of $1 billion. The four new aircraft, to be acquired through the United States Foreign Military Sales program, will augment the existing eight P-8I aircraft in service with the Indian Navy. India received […]

  • 20 June 2017
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    The Indian Navy awarded Boeing a three-year contract earlier this month to continue support of the Indian Navy’s fleet of P-8I maritime patrol aircraft. In addition to field and logistics service representatives, the contract includes engineering, support and planning. The scope will also include robust material support, including a 737-based component services program, which will […]

  • 15 July 2019
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    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 […]

  • 8 September 2016

    A Russian SU-27 Flanker fighter jet came within 10 feet (3 meters) of a U.S. Navy P-8A maritime reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea on September 7, U.S. Navy officials said. Navy spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said the incident, which lasted 19 minutes and took place in international airspace, was considered unsafe and unprofessional and added that incidents like these had […]

  • 15 July 2016

    The U.S. 7th Fleet will rotationally deploy two P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to Singapore from July 15 through August 12 in support of shared maritime security initiatives, the U.S. Navy said. The aircraft are assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 that is forward deployed to Japan and participating in maritime security cooperation exercises across […]

  • 25 May 2016
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    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 […]

  • 17 September 2018
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    The US State Department has approved the potential sale of six P-8A patrol aircraft to the Republic of Korea under an estimated $2.1 billion contract. South Korea’s decision to pick Boeing’s P-8A Poseidon as its new maritime patrol aircraft was made known in June this year. The P-8A would replace the fleet of P-3C Orion MPAs which entered […]

  • 1 February 2017
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    The Indian Navy opened a new air base at Santa Cruz, Mumbai on Wednesday. The newly inaugurated Naval Air  Enclave Santa Cruz has a big hangar and a large dispersal providing the Indian Navy with the capability to accomodate all types of fixed wing aircraft including the Boeing P8I long range maritime reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft. This gives a major […]