The Royal Air Force has formally declared an Initial Operating Capability (IOC) of its brand-new Poseidon MRA Mk1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. The UK’s Poseidon fleet, currently comprising of two aircraft with seven more to be delivered, strengthens our maritime security, helping to protect our people and our interests, at home and overseas.
Tag Archives : P-8A Poseidon
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.
14 Mar 2020
"City of Elgin", the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) second submarine-hunting Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), has touched down in the UK on March 13, 2020. The first aircraft "Pride of Moray" reached the UK for the first time in February.
05 Mar 2020
An Indian Navy P-8I Neptune Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) visited Reunion Island to train with the French Air Force and Navy based on the island, known as "FAZSOI".
28 Feb 2020
A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft was lased by People’s Republic of China (PRC) navy destroyer 161 on Feb. 17 while flying in airspace above international waters approximately 380 miles west of Guam.
04 Feb 2020
The RAF’s new submarine-hunting Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) has touched down for the first time in the UK. The aircraft is the first of a new £3 billion programme, including the purchase of nine state-of-the-art Poseidon jets, which will improve the UK’s ability to track hostile targets below and above the waves.
05 Nov 2019
Lockheed Martin, NAVAIR and the U.S. Air Force will start working on the integration of LRASM on the B-52 following a budget allocation in FY 2019. In addition, fit checks of LRASM aboard the P-8A Poseidon MPA were carried out about a year ago.
30 Oct 2019
Boeing delivered the first of nine Poseidon MRA Mk1 (P-8A) to the Royal Air Force's 120 Squadron during a ceremony held October 29 in Seattle.
19 Oct 2019
Coverage of ADEX 2019, the Seoul Airshow, from a maritime & naval defense perspective.