Boeing to Offer the P-8A Poseidon CP-140 Replacement

Boeing today announced its intent to offer the P-8A Poseidon in response to Canada’s Request for Information (RFI) for long-range maritime patrol aircraft. The Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) project will replace the Royal Canadian Air Force fleet of CP-140 Aurora aircraft and enhance its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. With more than 140 aircraft in…

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Real-time Mapping Assists Tonga

Real-time mapping from the Air Warfare Centre has provided crucial information for the Tongan Government to better assess their response following the January 15 volcanic eruption. The Air Warfare Centre’s No.83 Squadron analysed images and data after two No.11 Squadron’s P-8A Poseidon aircraft flew overflew Tonga to help determine the extent of the damage. Leading Aircraftman Bradley Bleeker was one…

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Boeing Delivers First P-8A Poseidon to Norway

The Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency (NDMA) today accepted the first of five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft that will be operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF). “Norway is responsible for large maritime areas in a strategically important part of the world, and the new P-8A Poseidon will represent a tremendous improvement in our ability to both protect…

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VP-26 Poseidon Locates Small Craft Lost at Sea

On Nov. 11, crewmembers assigned to the “Tridents” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 26 rescued six mariners from the Federated States of Micronesia whose vessel was adrift in the South Pacific for eight days without power. The 23-foot skiff was first reported missing November 3 after it lost power and was overdue near Oneop Atoll, Chuuk State in the Federated States…

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Japan-U.S. Bilateral Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021 (IPD21) units conducted a bilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy in order to strengthen the capability of Japan-U.S. Alliance for effective deterrence and response as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To improve interoperability between JMSDF and U.S. Navy 2. Date November 16 3. Exercise Area South China Sea 4. Participating…

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RAAF P-8A Takes Part in Exercise Albatross Ausindo 21

In the spirit of strengthening partnerships, the RAAF last month participated with elements from the Indonesian Air Force in the annual bilateral maritime patrol training, Exercise Albatross Ausindo 21. The exercise wrapped up on September 22. A RAAF P-8A Poseidon aircraft and crew from No. 11 Squadron based at RAAF Base Edinburgh, near Adelaide, took part in the exercise held…

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Boeing Awarded Contract for Five P-8A Aircraft for Germany

The U.S. Navy today awarded Boeing a production contract for five P-8A Poseidon aircraft for Germany. First deliveries are slated to begin in 2024 when the P-8A Poseidon will eventually replace Germany’s fleet of P-3C Orion aircraft. “We’re pleased to have finalized this sale to Germany and to expand our footprint in-country by bringing the P-8A and its unique multi-mission…

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Australian Poseidon Fleet Modifications Complete

A significant capability milestone has been achieved for Air Force’s P-8A Poseidon platform. Operated by units under the command of No. 92 Wing, the P-8A Poseidon fleet underwent extensive modifications over a period of 12 months to support future upgrades to the capability. The completion of the modification program was marked with the finalisation of works on P-8A Poseidon aircraft…

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UK Launches First P-8A MK54 ASW Torpedo

August 6, 2021 – A drogue parachute slows the descent of a Mk54 lightweight torpedo seconds after it was dropped by the new guardians of the UK’s strategic deterrent. A Poseidon P8 from 120 Squadron dropped the practice weapon into the Moray Firth – the last act in a simulated attack on a submarine. It’s the first time the American-built…

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