In a training flight conducted over the Moray Firth a Poseidon (P-8A) aircraft operated by 120 Squadron, based at RAF Lossiemouth, dropped a recoverable exercise variant of the Mark 54 Lightweight Torpedo, simulating an attack on a submarine.
Tag Archives : Royal Air Force
04 Aug 2021
The Airborne Strategic Command, Control, and Communications Program Office (PMA-271) purchased a retired Royal Air Force E-3D for $15 million that will be used as an E-6B Mercury pilot training aircraft.
08 Jul 2021
Boeing and the UK Ministry of Defence have signed an agreement for Boeing to support the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) fleet of Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft and train the crews that operate them.
27 May 2021
RAF F-35B fighters from the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth have been flying in a major international air exercise for the first time since the Carrier Strike Group sailed from the UK on its seven-month long deployment.
15 Oct 2020
On October 13, ZP802 ‘City of Elgin’ was the first of the submarine-hunting aircraft to ...
09 Aug 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.