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

Postby cyrilranch » 13 Jul 2019, 10:36

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

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

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
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. ... -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)

Postby SKB » 18 Aug 2019, 09:32

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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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