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  • 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 […]

  • 26 November 2019
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 August 2019
    Authorities

    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
    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 […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    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
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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
    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 […]

  • 29 November 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 30 June 2016
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    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 […]

  • 8 September 2016
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    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
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    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 […]

  • 5 June 2019
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    A Russian SU-35 fighter jet intercepted a US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea on June 4. While the first and third interaction were deemed safe, the US Navy said the second interaction was determined to be unsafe due to the SU-35 conducting a high speed pass directly in front […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Representatives from the US Navy’s Patrol squadron (VP) 16 met with counterparts from Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 312 for a subject matter expert exchange (SMEE) in Goa, Oct. 22-24. Members of VP-16’s combat aircrew conducted training and shared their technical knowledge with the Indian Navy P-8I squadron. Purchased from the United States, the Indian […]

  • 3 September 2019
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    A frigate was expected to participate in the operation later this year.

  • 29 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US state department has approved a possible sale of 31 MK 54 lightweight torpedoes to the Republic of Korea. The Republic of Korea Navy is acquiring the torpedoes for its new Poseidon P-8A submarine hunter aircraft. The proposed sale, along with associated equipment and services, has an estimated value of $72 million. Included in […]

  • 16 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from the US and Indian navies met up in the Indian Ocean for a series of maneuvers on April 15. US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) also joined the drills, which focused on anti-submarine warfare training, information sharing and coordination between maritime patrol aircraft and ships. Spruance, based […]

  • 28 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Norwegian ministry of defense announced that it plans to replace its ageing fleet of nine maritime reconnaissance aircraft with five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA). Under a project that is expected to cost 9,825 million Norwegian Krone (approx. EUR 1,1 billion) including the acquisition of sensors, anti-submarine weapons and supporting equipment, Norway is replacing the […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Australian P-8A Poseidon aircraft has achieved another milestone successfully firing its first Harpoon anti-ship missile during exercise RIMPAC 18 off Hawaii. The ATM-84J Harpoon missile was launched from the aircraft to sink its target, decommissioned US Navy ship USS Racine. Australian defense minister, senator Marise Payne, said the Harpoon is integral to the P-8A reaching […]

  • 15 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy and Australian Air Force kicked off the annual anti-submarine warfare exercise Sea Dragon on January 14. The multilateral exercise is based out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with this year’s event running until Jan. 25. Participating US units will include Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, VP-16, both operating under CTF-72, and Commander, […]