Boeing has rolled out first of 15 P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft meant for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
The aircraft is due to arrive in Canberra on November 15, flown by an Australian crew, according to the Australian Air Force’s official website Wednesday.
Australia is buying 15 P-8A Poseidon aircraft to replace its AP-3C Orion fleet. Boeing had earlier posted photos of the aircraft on its official micro-blogging site, twitter handle.
The RAAF Poseidon sports Wandering Albatross and a Kangaroo. The P-8A is equipped with advanced sensors and mission systems, including an advanced radar, high-definition cameras, and an acoustic system.
The $5.4 billion P-8A program will provide Australia’s future manned maritime patrol and response aircraft capability, replacing in part the AP-3C Orion aircraft.
The P-8A Poseidon is 39.5 metres long, has a maximum takeoff weight of 85,820kg and a wingspan of 37.6m. Powered by two jet engines, it has a top speed is 907km/h with a maximum range of 7,500km.
Boeing has won $100 million contract to provide modifications for long-lead parts associated with the manufacture of four full-rate production Lot 8 P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft for Australia. Work is expected to be complete by June 2017, the US department of defense said in statement Wednesday
Australias first P-8A Poseidon aircraft has completed its maiden flight. The aircraft flew a short distance from Renton Airfield to Boeing Field in Washington State USA, to where the P-8As sophisticated mission systems will be installed as part of project AIR 7000, Australian Department of Defense said in a statement
Boeing received a $2,469,582,995 contract to exercise an option for the manufacture and delivery of 20 Lot III full-rate production P-8A aircraft for the Navy (16), and the Government of Australia (4). The P8-A Poseidon are advanced maritime surveillance aircraft and only Australia and India besides the US Navy has them
Boeing has been awarded a $144 million contract to provide training systems upgrade for P-8A Poseidon aircraft for the US Navy and the government of Australia. “The Boeing Co
The US Navy has awarded a contract worth $2.1 billion to Boeing for the delivery of 17 P-8A Poseidon maritime, patrol and reconnaissance aircraft
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Boeing has installed a new P-8A Poseidon training center at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, as the base begins preparations for the arrival of P-8 aircraft beginning in 2017. “About 70 percent of the training we do for our P-8 crews happens in this building,” said U
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