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« on: October 18, 2016, 11:54:21 AM »
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The Boeing P-8 Poseidon is the US Navy's next generation long-range maritime patrol, anti-submarine warfare, anti-shipping, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. In 2011 the US Navy awarded a contract for six initial production P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The first operational aircraft was delivered in 2012. The US Navy plans to purchase a total of 117 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to replace the previous Lockheed P-3 Orion fleet, that are approaching the end of their operational life. Australia and India also ordered this new aircraft.

   The P-8A is a derivative of the ubiquitous commercial Boeing 737-800 and has a wings of the 737-900. It is larger than the previous Lockheed P-3. The Poseidon has additional fuel tanks in the aft for extended range. It is worth mentioning that its maximum fuel capacity is 34 t and gives it a flight endurance of 4 hours on station.

The Boeing P-8 Poseidon will replace the ageing fleet of the P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2016, 12:05:23 PM »
Australia's first P-8A Poseidon completes maiden flight | IHS Jane's 360 - 25 May 2016
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The aircraft, the first of eight whose acquisition was approved in 2014 under Project Air 7000 at a cost of AUD4 billion (USD2.88 billion), flew from Renton Field in Washington State to nearby Boeing Field where its mission systems will be installed, said a DoD statement.

Australia's Defence White Paper published in February disclosed that an additional seven P-8As are to be acquired in two tranches to bring the total fleet to 15 aircraft by the late 2020s.


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Confirmed: India Signs $1 Billion Contract for 4 New Sub-Hunter Planes | The Diplomat - July 29, 2016
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On July 27, India’s Ministry of Defense signed a $1 billion deal with U.S. aircraft maker Boeing for the purchase of four additional Poseidon 8I Neptune advanced maritime patrol/anti-submarine warfare aircraft, according to Indian media reports.

The contract was inked during an official visit to New Delhi by U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall, where he, along with representatives of various U.S. defense contractors, met Indian Defense Secretary G. Mohan Kumar.

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), headed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the purchase of the four additional aircraft in early July (See: “India Clears Purchase of 4 More Sub-Killer Planes”). It is a follow-on order to a $2.1 billion contract signed in 2009 for the procurement of eight P-8Is for the Indian Navy. The original contract contained an option for a direct commercial sale of four more planes at the 2009 price.

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Boeing secures Australian P-8A support deal | IHS Jane's 360 - 18 October 2016
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The DoD said on 17 October that the contract will run for four years and will provide potential opportunities for further Australian industry involvement in the RAAF's P-8A programme. The value of the sustainment contract was not revealed.
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016, 02:43:37 AM »
US Navy deploys Poseidon to plug GIUK Gap | IHS Jane's 360 - 02 November 2016

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The US Navy (USN) has flown its Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) out of Iceland as NATO looks to more effectively monitor the GIUK Gap that runs between Greenland, Iceland, and the United Kingdom.

Seen during weapons trials, the Poseidon will increasingly be used to plug the GIUK Gap to Russian submarine activity over the coming years, with the US Navy flying from Iceland and the Royal Air Force flying from Scotland. Source: US Navy
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2016, 01:39:13 PM »
India to get additional P-8Is from 2020 | IHS Jane's 360 - 16 November 2016
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IN sources said the four supplementary platforms are being acquired via a direct commercial sale with Boeing and the US Foreign Military Sales programme.

The four new P-8Is will be equipped with Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems' newly designed AN/APY-10 multi-mission maritime, littoral and overland surveillance radar capable of providing high-resolution images in land and sea modes.

They will also be 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 six kilometres.

Deliveries of the four additional Boeing P-8I Neptune aircraft ordered for the IN in July are expected to begin in 2020, according to Boeing. (Boeing)

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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2016, 01:39:30 PM »
First Australian P-8A arrives in-country | IHS Jane's 360 - 17 November 2016
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The aircraft was received during a ceremony in Canberra that was attended by the country's prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and other political and military dignitaries.

Once operational with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), the P-8A will replace the service's 19 Lockheed AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft operated by 10 and 11 Squadron and based at RAAF Edinburgh in South Australia. Of the 15 aircraft committed to in the 2016 Defence White Paper, 12 are currently under contract with deliveries set to run through to March 2020.

The RAAF plans to operate the P-8A in tandem with seven Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems that will be acquired subject to satisfactory completion of the US Navy's (USN's) development programme.


Australia's first P-8A Poseidon aircraft arrives at Defence Establishment Fairbairn to be parked adjacent to an 11 Squadron P-3 Orion, the aircraft it will replace, on 16 November. (Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)

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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2016, 01:25:13 AM »
Norway to Replace Ageing P-3 MPA & DA-20 Falcon EW Aircraft with Five Boeing P-8A Poseidon | navy recognition - 27 November 2016
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According to the Norwegian MoD statement:

The aim of Project 2047 "VIDA maintaining the MPA and ISR capability" (Vidareføring av MPA- og ISR-kapasitet) is to increase the above-surface, sub-surface and anti-submarine warfare surveillance capabilities. The project will consist in the acquisition of give maritime patrol aircraft of the type P-8A Poseidon as well as surveillance and support system associated with the aircraft. These new maritime patrol aircraft have modern sensors, anti-submarine weapons. They are easier to use and maintain and provide better endurance. The acquisition undertaken will be a direct procurement from US authorities through the "Foreign Military Sales" process. An agreement on industrial cooperation will be requested with Boeing. Delivery of the aircraft is expected for 2021-2022.

The cost of the project will be 1.1 Billion Euros. Norwegian Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide said "The introduction of Poseidon aircrafts is crucial for Norway to maintin a leading position and expertise on strategic issues in northern areas".
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2016, 01:22:39 AM »
Reuters - Dec 21, 2016
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State Department OKs possible $1.75 billion sale of P-8A planes to Norway: Pentagon

Boeing Co is the lead contractor in the sale, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement, adding that it notified the U.S. Congress of the possible sale on Tuesday. Other participants include BAE Systems PLC, General Electric Co, Northrop Grumman Corp and Raytheon Co, it said.

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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2017, 07:41:03 AM »
U.S. Navy accepted its 50th P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft | navy recognition - 06 January 2017

The U.S. Navy accepted its 50th P-8A Poseidon (P-8A) aircraft at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Florida today. 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 P-8A program of record calls for a total requirement for 117 of the 737-based anti-submarine warfare jets.

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2017, 02:17:28 AM »
Boeing Poseidon contract includes first UK aircraft | IHS Jane's 360 - 04 April 2017
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Boeing has received a USD2.2 billion contract for 17 P-8A Poseidon Multimission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) that includes the first for the United Kingdom.

The contract, which was announced by the company on 3 April but awarded on 30 March, covers 11 aircraft for the US Navy (USN), 4 for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), and 2 for the UK Royal Air Force (RAF). It also includes options for 32 more aircraft which, if exercised, would bring the contract value up to USD6.8 billion.

The UK government announced its plans to buy nine P-8As in the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) in late 2015, and signed the formal order at the Farnborough International Airshow in July 2016. According to previous announcements, the total cost of the procurement is valued at GBP3 billion (USD4 billion) over the next 10 years.

With the United Kingdom set to receive its first of nine P-8As in 2019, the first two aircrafts are now under contract with Boeing as part of a larger USD2.2 billion deal that includes the USN and Australia. Source: IHS Markit/Patrick Allen

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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2017, 02:35:29 PM »
New Zealand Looking to Replace its Six P-3K2 Orion MPA with Four Boeing P-8A Poseidon | Navy Recognition - 30 April 2017
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New Zealand has requested the potential sale of up to four (4) P-8A Patrol Aircraft. Each includes: commercial engines, Tactical Open Mission Software (TOMS), Electro-Optical (EO) and Infrared (IR) MX-20HD, AN/AAQ-2(V)1 Acoustic System, AN/APY-10 Radar, ALQ-240 Electronic Support Measures. Also included are eight Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS JTRS); five (5) Guardian Laser Transmitter Assemblies (GLTA) for the AN/AAQ-24(V)N; five (5) System Processors for AN/AAQ-24(V)N; thirty (30) AN/AAR-54 Missile Warning Sensors for the AN/AAQ-24(V)N; ten (10) LN-251 with Embedded Global Positioning Systems (GPS)/Inertial Navigations Systems (EGIs); support equipment; operation support systems; maintenance trainer/classrooms; publications; software, engineering, and logistics technical assistance; foreign Liaison officer support, contractor engineering technical services; repair and return; transportation; aircraft ferry; and other associated training, support equipment and services. The total estimated cost is $1.46 billion.

The Government of New Zealand intends to use these defense articles and services to continue its Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) capability, following retirement of its P-3K maritime patrol aircraft.

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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2017, 09:20:46 PM »
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RAAF P-8A Poseidon MPA Completes First Overseas Deployment to Malaysia
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A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) P-8A Poseidon has completed its first deployment to Royal Malaysian Air Force Base (RMAF) Butterworth as part of Operation GATEWAY. The Poseidon was deployed to Malaysia in support of the Operational Test and Evaluation of the P-8A as it is introduced to service. This deployment was a key milestone on the path to declaring Initial Operating Capability (IOC) for the aircraft and its system over the next 12 months.

Operation GATEWAY is Australia's enduring contribution to the preservation of regional security and stability in South East Asia. The operation provides maritime surveillance patrols in the North Indian Ocean and South China Sea.

Operation GATEWAY is a key element in the bilateral Defence relationship between Australia and Malaysia. The state of the art Poseidon is refining its ability to take over this surveillance role in 2018.


Crew disembarking a P-8A Poseidon at Royal Malaysian Air Force Base Butterworth in support of Operation GATEWAY. © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence

Boeing to Deliver the U.S. Navy’s First Deployable P-8A Poseidon Trainers

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Boeing will deliver the U.S. Navy’s 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.

The proposed DMRT design is portable with low-power requirements and includes Boeing’s Weapons Tactics Trainer system, which incorporates sonobuoy and ocean acoustics modeling.

The U.S. Navy trains P-8A Poseidon aircrews at naval air stations in Jacksonville, Fla., and Whidbey Island, Wash. Seventy percent of the training for P-8A aircrews takes place in simulators and other trainers; the remaining 30 percent uses the actual aircraft.

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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2017, 02:11:39 PM »
U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon MPA Sinks Former Chilean Submarine Tender with Harpoon Missile | Navy Recognition - 28 July 2017
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In July, the “Mad Foxes” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 participated in Teamwork South 2017 (TWS-17) off the coast of South America. The bi-annual naval exercise hosted by Chile, held extra significance this year due to the centennial anniversary of the establishment of the Chilean submarine force. TWS-17 proved to be an opportunity to strengthen U.S. Naval Forces’ relationship with its Chilean partners, and improve interoperability between two high caliber navies.

Before the exercise began, the Mad Foxes were treated to Fourth of July festivities aboard the USS Chafee (DDG 90). It was a welcome respite from the previous day’s intensive mission planning session.

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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2017, 10:42:11 PM »
ADEX 2017: Boeing’s Poseidon takes centre-stage following MSA’s axing | IHS Jane's 360 - 16 October 2017
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Boeing is focusing all of its maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) attentions at this year’s International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (ADEX) in Seoul on its P-8A Poseidon maritime multimission aircraft (MMA), following the company decision earlier this year to axe its smaller Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) stablemate.


Being showcased at ADEX by the US Navy, the P-8A Poseidon is looking to secure further regional sales in addition to those already chalked up by Australia, India, and New Zealand. (IHS Markit / Gareth Jennings)

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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2018, 07:53:11 AM »
U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon MPA Patrolled the Persian Gulf Area | Navy Recognition - 06 March 2018
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A P-8A Poseidon from the "Mad Foxes" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 supported maritime operations in U.S. 5th Fleet under Commander, Task Force (CTF) 57, Feb. 24 - March 3. The first time a P-8A had deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet since 2016, the aircraft conducted missions spanning the area of operation in the Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and Arabian Sea.

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The aircraft participated in two long-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, supported U.S. Navy ships as they transited through the Strait of Hormuz, and provided an orientation flight for members of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) while conducting a mission over the Red Sea.

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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2018, 07:52:39 AM »
USN enhances P-8A capability with software upgrade | Janes - 26 March 2018
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The primary content covers Increment 2 Engineering Change Proposal 2 (ECP 2) capabilities including Automatic Identification System (AIS) integration and significant enhancements to acoustic capabilities including Multistatic Active Coherent (MAC), based on fleet feedback in the context of making the Tactical Open Mission Software (TOMS) arrangement more user friendly.