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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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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The Making of a P-8

The P-8 is a collaboration between Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Defense, Space & Security. The Boeing teams work together from start to finish to bring this amazing aircraft to the warfighter. The P-8 is a military derivative of the Boeing 737 Next-Generation airplane, which means assembly begins in a Boing Commercial Airplanes factory. After the P-8 receives a new coat…

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