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US Navy receives 100th Poseidon

Boeing has delivered its 100th P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to the US Navy.

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Portugal's Wolves of the Sea

Operating the P-3C CUP+ Orion, the Portuguese Air Force’s Esquadra 601 is a maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare specialist headquartered in Beja, in the south of the country. But as José Matos discovers, this is a unit that ranges far and wide.

RAF declares IOC on Poseidon MRA1

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has formally declared that its Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft fleet has achieved initial operating capability (IOC).

Boeing receives new Poseidon production contract

Boeing has been contracted to produce a further 18 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft – a deal which includes more aircraft for the US Navy and the first examples for New Zealand and South Korea.

Second RAF Poseidon arrives in the UK

The second Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft for the Royal Air Force (RAF) has arrived in the UK.

Philippines deploy AS.211s for South China Sea patrols

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has deployed three SIAI-Marchetti AS.211 jet trainers/light attack aircraft to Palawan to increase maritime patrols in the West Philippine Sea, according to local media sources.

tlmNexus to support UK Poseidon programme

UK-based defence technology company, tlmNexus, has announced it will be supporting the RAF’s P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft fleet under the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) Airworthiness Issue Management System (AIMS) contract.

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Japanese Sub-Hunter

Designed from the start as a dedicated maritime patrol aircraft, Kawasaki’s P-1 boasts longer range than the Boeing P-8, has more weapons hardpoints, more operators and features a tail-mounted magnetic anomaly detector. Marcin Przeworski investigates.

RAAF to send Poseidon to monitor North Korea

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is preparing to deploy a Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to support the enforcement of UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions on North Korea.

Ireland orders C295 MPA pair

The Irish Department of Defence has announced it has ordered a pair of Airbus C295s, configured for maritime surveillance operations.