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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby cyrilranch » 13 Jul 2019, 10:36

Ianmb17 wrote:Pride of Moray



Nice pic :clap:

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby The Armchair Soldier » 13 Jul 2019, 17:58

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The first of Britain’s new fleet of nine maritime patrol aircraft has taken to the skies. The flight of the Poseidon MRA Mk1 was completed successfully at the hands of Boeing test pilots.

Following this first test flight the aircraft, serial ZP801, will now be fitted out with the Poseidon-specific military systems. The aircraft is scheduled to be delivered to the Royal Air Force, initially at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, in October 2019 and is due to arrive in the UK in early-Spring 2020.

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby xav » 15 Aug 2019, 14:40

UK & Norway Reinforce Commitment for Joint ASW Ops in North Atlantic
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The UK and Norway reinforced their commitment for joint anti-submarine operations in the North Atlantic at RAF Lossiemouth in North-East Scotland today.

Defence Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan hosted Norwegian State Secretary Tone Skogen to discuss NATO and the UK’s role in the North Atlantic.

The UK is investing £3 billion in nine new Boeing Poseidon P-8A maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), with Norway committing to a further five. The aircraft are sophisticated submarine-hunters designed to scout complex undersea threats.

The aircraft will work together, and with NATO allies, to combat a range of intensifying threats in the North Atlantic, including increased hostile submarine activity.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... -atlantic/

Hopefully NSM/JSM gets integrated on the P-8 one day

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Lord Jim » 19 Aug 2019, 12:41

Well its obvious now why the industrial support packages for platforms cost so much. Every time they have to build a whole new set of infrastructure on a station regardless of how old the existing one is. Those contractors must be delicate souls :D

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby bobp » 19 Aug 2019, 15:36

Lord Jim wrote:Well its obvious now why the industrial support packages for platforms cost so much.


Some truth there. Marham, Brize Norton, Lossiemouth just wait now for the E7 Wedgetail :lol: :lol: :crazy:

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Jdam » 23 Aug 2019, 16:40



Number 2 is coming along :D

Advantages of the production line showing results.

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Jensy » 24 Aug 2019, 21:06

Jdam wrote:https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/1164744652999708674

Number 2 is coming along :D

Advantages of the production line showing results.


Is there some sort of competition to see how small they can make the "Royal Air force" stencil on the side? So tiny they might have allied aircraft colliding just trying to identify whose P-8 it is!...

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Ianmb17 » 01 Sep 2019, 21:27

Second one called City of Elgin


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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby SKB » 05 Sep 2019, 09:00



^ RAF's first Poseidon (ZP801) on its maiden test flight from Boeing's Renton plant in Washington state on 12th July 2019.

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Jdam » 20 Sep 2019, 07:51



2 in the skies now :D

I wonder how far the 3rd one is behind?

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby bobp » 30 Oct 2019, 16:03

BBC reporting first P8 delivered to RAF



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... d-50233941

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Little J » 31 Oct 2019, 12:22

:clap:


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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Jdam » 31 Oct 2019, 17:42

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/firs ... to-the-raf

The aircraft will also be armed with Harpoon anti-surface ship missiles and Mk 54 torpedoes capable of attacking both surface and sub-surface targets.


I guess we are getting Harpoon.

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Tinman » 02 Nov 2019, 01:14

We will be getting a further buy of 8, announced after the election.

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Qwerty » 02 Nov 2019, 07:45

Tinman wrote:We will be getting a further buy of 8, announced after the election.


Is this already budgeted for?

Do you have a link, please?

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Dahedd » 02 Nov 2019, 08:22

Dunno about 8 but a mate of mine working on them reckons at least another 3 are in the pipeline.

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 02 Nov 2019, 09:41

Sounds like 5+3... anyone remember the assessment where adding the Barents Sea called for a minimum of 9
- I can see some accountant's finger prints all over this

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Dahedd » 02 Nov 2019, 10:53

ArmChairCivvy wrote:Sounds like 5+3... anyone remember the assessment where adding the Barents Sea called for a minimum of 9
- I can see some accountant's finger prints all over this

The lad I know is RAF & he's been in Florida for months now. He says that there are at least another 3 serial numbers assigned to the RAF so he expects a few more on top of the current 9.

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 02 Nov 2019, 14:06

Thx, sounds like good news.

It was alright to say that an SSN is the most potent ASW weapon and as at the time there was no knowing where the ASW would need doing, then easy and quick deployment was another bonus.
- now, with N. Atlantic back in the focus again, a broader mix of assets is to be welcomed

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby dmereifield » 02 Nov 2019, 14:41

Tinman wrote:We will be getting a further buy of 8, announced after the election.


Would be nice, but sounds either too good to be true (with additional funds made available to acquire them) or a bit crap if it means cuts elsewhere to fund them. Either way, why wait until after the GE to announce it?
And, if it's not Boris as PM the likelihood of more of anything for defence after the GE isn't looking high

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby serge750 » 02 Nov 2019, 15:23

An extra 8 harpoon missiles.. :lol: sorry had to! Seriously it would be good if it does happen ! I think maybe in the long term with the resurgence of the submarine threat and the optional added land radar capability.

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Re: Boeing P-8A Poseidon (MRA Mk.1) (RAF)

Postby Simon82 » 09 Nov 2019, 09:49

Just in case anybody missed this and might be interested. Compatibility testing of LRASM on the US Navy P-8s...
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/20 ... ventually/

Thank you Xavier :)


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