Tag Archives: P-8A Poseidon

Australian Air Force Declares Initial Operating Capability for Boeing-Built Poseidon Aircraft

The Royal Australian Air Force’s P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft, built by Boeing, has reached initial operating capability status five months ahead of schedule. Australia has received six of 12 P-8As on order to date, RAAF said Tuesday. The Number 11 Squadron operates the delivered units at a military airbase in Edinburgh, South Australia. Marise Payne, …

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Robert Work, UK Counterpart Sign Cooperation Agreement on P-8A Operations in North Atlantic

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work and Harriett Baldwin, U.K. minister for defense procurement, have signed an agreement that aims to strengthen the U.S.-U.K. defense partnership and collaboration in P-8A Poseidon aircraft operations. The Defense Department said Wednesday the two countries will seek opportunities to share logistics and support bases for the P-8A maritime …

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Report: Navy Set to Declare P-8A Ready for Deployment

The Boeing P-8A Poseidon long-range maritime surveillance plane could be deployed as early as September if the Navy declares it to have achieved initial operational capability, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal-Esa and Lisa Lambert write the Navy will soon designated the Poseidon for the IOC status. Boeing is currently contracted …

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Navy Awards $16M Contract to Build Maritime Surveillance Facility

The U.S. Navy has selected construction firm Whitesell-Green Inc. for a $15.9 million contract to build a facility where command and control systems will be setup for UAV intelligence activities, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Friday. John Keller writes the planned complex at Jacksonville Naval Air Station is expected to be completed by …

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