A Royal Air Force P-8A Poseidon (Poseidon MRA1) Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) completed its first operational mission this week shadowing a Russian vessel in the North Sea near to UK waters.
Tag Archives : Maritime Patrol Aircraft
18 Jun 2020
A French Navy (Marine Nationale) Atlantique 2 (ATL2) "Standard 6" maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) test fired a "live" AM39 Exocet air-launched anti-ship missile as part of its qualification trials.
17 Jun 2020
The German Federal Ministry of Defence (MoD) will end the modernization of the P-3C ORION maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) ahead of schedule.
01 Jun 2020
The final active-duty US Navy airborne patrol squadron, VP-40 "Fighting Marlins", has completed its transition from the Lockheed P-3C Orion to the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.
15 May 2020
The U.S. Navy received its 100th P-8A aircraft from Boeing today as the global fleet, which also includes the Indian navy and the Australian and U.K. air forces, approaches 300,000 flight hours of hunting submarines and providing aerial reconnaissance capabilities around the world on May 14, 2020.
15 May 2020
Units and personnel from the U.S. Navy and the U.S Marine Corps are conducting integrated operations in support of regional security and stability in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in the Philippine sea on May 7, 2020.
05 May 2020
The US Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) intends to award Lockheed Martin a new order for Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) testing assets to achieve P-8 Poseidon MPA program requirements, according to a contract opportunity published on April 20.
24 Apr 2020
The third Atlantique 2 (ATL2) maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) upgraded by Dassault Aviation, Thales and Naval Group was delivered by DGA to the French Navy (Marine Nationale) at the Lann-Bihoué naval air base.
31 Mar 2020
The U.S. Navy awarded Boeing a $1.5 billion production contract for the next 18 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The contract includes eight aircraft for the U.S. Navy, six aircraft for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy) and four aircraft for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).
18 Mar 2020
The U.S. Navy deployed a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) from Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 "the Pelicans" to assist the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) in testing a surface task group's air defenses.