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 : P-8A Poseidon
29 Jun 2020
Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace AS and Boeing on June 18 signed a Memorandum of Understanding for P-8 maritime patrol aircraft maintenance and support, with the opportunity to create new jobs in Norway and to develop the local industry.
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.
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.
03 Apr 2020
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.
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".