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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2018, 12:50:47 AM »
US Navy progresses HAAWC high-altitude ASW capability for Poseidon | Janes - 12 June 2018
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The US Navy (USN) is pushing ahead with plans to field the High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Capability (HAAWC) on the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime multimission aircraft (MMA), despite recent comments made to the contrary by some senior service officials.

The aircraft original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is to be awarded a sole-source contract for full-rate production (FRP) of the HAAWC Air Launch Accessory (ALA) for use in launching the Mk 54 torpedo from the Poseidon MMA from high altitude.

This notification released by the Department of the Navy on 8 June follows a March 2017 decision by the USN Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Group (CPRG) to withdraw its endorsement of the high-altitude anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability.

As noted in the navy’s solicitation, “The primary HAAWC capability requirement is to increase the stand-off range and weapon release altitude for the P-8A Poseidon aircraft during ASW missions for employment of a lightweight torpedo against submarine targets.


The LongShot kit fitted to an Mk 54 torpedo is designed to afford the Poseidon a high-altitude anti-submarine warfare capability. Boeing is to be awarded a sole-source contract for full-rate production of the Air Launch Accessory component of the system. Source: Lockheed Martin

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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2018, 02:08:09 AM »
Australia Deploys P-8A Poseidon to Japan to Enforce North Korea Sanctions | The Diplomat - December 07, 2018
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The United States and its allies including Australia Canada, Japan, and South Korea have been pressuring North Korea via sanctions to give up its nuclear weapons program.

Next to the aircraft, in September the Royal Australian Navy also dispatched the Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate HMAS Melbourne to patrol international waters off the Korean Peninsula to disrupt illicit trade and sanctions evasion activities.

https://thediplomat.com/2018/12/australia-deploys-p-8a-poseidon-to-japan-to-enforce-north-korea-sanctions/


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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2019, 01:20:16 AM »
Raytheon secures U.S. Navy repair order for Boeing P-8A's APY-10 radar | Air Recognition - 11 January 2019 16:16
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The Navy has obligated the full $7.1 million in Fiscal Year 2019 Working Capital funds at the time of the award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support at Philadelphia, Penn., is the contracting activity.

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The P-8 is operated by the U.S. Navy, the Indian Navy (as the P-8I Neptune), and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The aircraft has been ordered by the UK's Royal Air Force (RAF) where it will be known as the Poseidon MRA1, the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF), and the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).


APY-10 Radar Being installed on a Boeing P-8A Poseidon (Picture source: Boeing)

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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2019, 11:26:07 PM »
Poseidons for South Korea and New Zealand placed under contract | Janes - 01 March 2019
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The USD428.9 million award, which was announced on 28 February, covers long-lead material and activities in support of four aircraft for New Zealand and six for South Korea. It also covers six further aircraft for the US Navy, meaning 117 out of its programme-of-record of 120 will be under contract once the final production award is granted.

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The sale of four P-8As to New Zealand was approved by the US government in May 2017. The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) is procuring the aircraft to replace its ageing Lockheed Martin P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft. The country's Defence Capability Plan (DCP) 2016, which outlined military requirements over the following 15 years, indicated a retirement date for the Orions in the mid-2020s.

South Korea's procurement was approved in September 2018, with the Republic of South Korea Air Force (RoKAF) also looking to replace its fleet of ageing P-3 Orions. The State Department approval for the procurement followed an earlier decision by South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) to purchase the P-8A through the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme.

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« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2019, 12:39:59 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/89214/new-zealand-progresses-p-8a-procurement

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New Zealand progresses P-8A procurement
12 June 2019

New Zealand agreed to procure four P-8A aircraft in July 2018. It said at that time that the acquisition - including training systems, infrastructure, and introduction into service costs - would total NZD2.346 billion (USD1.54 billion).

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Infrastructure work to facilitate the new aircraft will commence in October 2019 and instructor staff training will start in February 2020. Aircrew and maintenance training will begin in early 2022, a few months before the first RNZAF P-8As start flying, said the MoD.

To support the P-8A procurement, the government also announced that it has approved investment of NZD56.8 million for its 'Operational and Regulatory Aviation Compliance' project, which is intended to ensure that its military aircraft comply with civil and military air traffic management and identification systems.

Also linked to the P-8A programme is New Zealand's 'Enhanced Maritime Awareness Capability' project, under which the government will consider small manned aircraft, unmanned systems, or satellites to undertake additional surveillance tasks within New Zealand's exclusive economic zone and wider region.

The government said the project is intended to free up the P-8As to fly more missions, in the South Pacific and further afield.

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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2019, 11:58:35 PM »
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/imps-news/boeing-receives-p-8a-equipment-order/

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Boeing receives P-8A equipment order
10th June 2019 - 12:30 GMT

The $40 million modification covers ancillary equipment for P-8A maritime patrol aircraft and P-8A trainers.

The work will run through to November 2022.

Boeing is the programme prime for the P-8 Poseidon aircraft used by the US Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and Indian Navy, and on order for several other nations.

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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2019, 06:17:39 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/89461/indian-mod-approves-procurement-of-10-more-p-8i-aircraft-for-indian-navy

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Indian MoD approves procurement of 10 more P-8I aircraft for Indian Navy
24 June 2019

The actual contract is likely to be signed in early 2020, said officials.

The 10 proposed P-8Is are expected to supplement 12 similar platforms, eight of which were ordered in 2009 for USD2.1 billion and delivered by 2015. The other four were ordered in 2016 for USD1.1 billion and are scheduled for delivery from 2021.

The eight P-8Is currently operated by the IN feature anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare as well as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. The same is expected to be the case for the four ordered in 2016 and for the 10 proposed additional platforms.

The aircraft is armed with Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles and Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Mk 54 Mod 0 lightweight anti-submarine warfare torpedoes capable of being released from a height of about 6 km.


India’s MoD approved in mid-June the procurement of 10 additional Boeing P-8I Neptune aircraft (similar to this one) for the IN for a total of USD3 billion. Source: Boeing


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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2019, 05:26:03 PM »
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/imps-news/boeing-awarded-uk-p-8a-support/

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Boeing awarded UK P-8A support
12th July 2019 - 13:30 GMT

The order will see Boeing provide logistics support including initial acceptance and breakdown of four aircraft and provision of training; support to establish initial operational capability and subsequent full operational capability, scheduled aircraft maintenance, support equipment maintenance, engineering reach back and technical assistance.

The work will run until December 2020.

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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2019, 12:21:24 AM »
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/imps-news/boeing-awarded-p-8-damage-tolerance-work/

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Boeing awarded P-8 damage tolerance work
6th August 2019 - 13:30 GMT

Under the contract, issued by the US Naval Air Systems Command, Boeing will perform damage tolerance analysis on the P-8A aircraft to determine the damage tolerance rating, and provide non-destructive inspections for structural components on the P-8A aircraft.

The P-8A Poseidon is designed to support maritime surveillance, anti-submarine warfare and anti-ship warfare operations. Boeing is supplying the aircraft to the multiple nations, including the US Navy, UK Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Indian Navy and the Norwegian armed forces.

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« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2019, 02:49:40 AM »
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/imps-news/boeing-contracted-add-sixth-workstation-usn-raaf-p/

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Boeing contracted to add sixth workstation to USN, RAAF Poseidons
21st August 2019 - 12:30 GMT

Boeing has received awards worth $34.5 million to deliver a sixth mission crew workstation retrofit to previously delivered US Navy and Royal Australian Air Force P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. 

A total of 60 aircraft will be modified under the contracted work, expanding the crew size from five active operators to six, which will increase the mission capability.

More operators will result in more functions being able to be performed, and more functions means more data collected and therefore increased mission effectiveness, Fred Bruner, P-8 programme manager at Boeing, said.

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« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2019, 06:24:22 AM »
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/uv-online/p-8a-trials-new-sar-kit/

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P-8A trials new SAR kit
10th October 2019 - 14:30 GMT

The US Navy has added the UNIPAC III Search and Rescue (SAR) kit to a P-8A Poseidon RPAS for testing to enhance the aircraft’s ability to respond to humanitarian missions around the globe.

The testing is being funded by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

According to the navy, the kit increases the survivor assistance capability of the P-8A from 16 to 100 people in a single sortie, ensuring those rescued are found and sustained with food, water and communications for an extended time.

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Operated by US Navy, Australia and India, the P-8 has proven valuable at SAR in addition to its core capabilities in maritime patrol, reconnaissance, intelligence and surveillance.

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The RAAF will perform additional operational testing in Australia later in the year, and the US Navy will evaluate the UNIPAC-III for its own fleet, and will use outcomes from the RAAF’s operational tests to consider the potential introduction of the capability.