Boeing P-8 Poseidon

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BAE Systems wins US Navy P-8A EW contract

BAE Systems has secured a $95m contract from the US Navy to supply advanced electronic warfare (EW) pods for the P-8A Poseidon Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft.

RAF Poseidon Force to gain UK-made Sting Ray torpedoes

The UK Ministry of Defence will integrate the British-made Sting Ray acoustic homing lightweight torpedo onto the RAF’s fleet of P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft, with the munition set to augment the type’s current US-made Mk 54 Lightweight Torpedo

Canada finalises deal to buy up to 16 P-8A Poseidons

Canada has confirmed that it will buy up to 16 P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)

Germany orders more P-8A Poseidons

The Budget Committee of the German Bundestag released €1.1bn of additional funding for the procurement of three more P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) for the German Navy on November 16

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The curious link between Roger Moore and a Norwegian Air Force squadron

In an era where squadron markings on aircraft are often toned down or not worn at all, a notable exception is the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s 333 Squadron. The unit flies the Boeing P-8A Poseidon, which on the tail have a large stick figure with a halo to highlight its nickname of ‘The Saints’

New Zealand declares Poseidon fleet operational as final aircraft arrives

The Royal New Zealand Air Force declared its newly acquired Boeing P-8A Poseidon fleet operational on July 1, just weeks before the air arm welcomed its fourth and final example of the US-built maritime patrol aircraft to RNZAF Base Ohakea, near Palmerston North in the Manawatu, on July 17

US green lights sale of P-8A Poseidons to Canada

US State Department approval has been granted for the possible Foreign Military Sale of 16 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), related equipment and training/logistical support services to Canada for an estimated cost of $5.9bn

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Paris Air Show 2023 military photo gallery

A selection of some of the military highlights captured by Key Publishing’s team on the ground at this year’s Paris Air Show.

New Zealand receives third P-8A Poseidon

The Royal New Zealand Air Force welcomed the third of four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to RNZAF Base Ohakea, near Palmerston North in the Manawatu, on May 19

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Boeing P-8A: Which countries fly the Poseidon?

Boeing continues to seek customers for its P-8 multi-mission maritime aircraft. However, international sales have already accounted for 30% of the purchases. Tom Kaminski concludes his two-part look at the Poseidon