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New Zealand expedites P-3K2 Orion retirement despite capability gap

The New Zealand Defence Force announced on December 13 that it will retire its five remaining Lockheed P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft five months earlier than planned due to staff shortages and maintenance constraints

New Zealand receives first P-8A Poseidon from Boeing

Boeing delivered the first of four P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to the Royal New Zealand Air Force during a ceremony at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington, on December 7

Poseidons from US Navy's VP-45 complete Exercise Keen Sword 23

Patrol Squadron 45 ‘The World Famous Pelicans’, a US Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft squadron, has concluded its participation in Exercise Keen Sword 23 – an annually held bilateral training exercise that aims to enhance US-Japan interoperability and operational readiness in the Indo-Pacific region

US Navy's 'Red Lancers' familiarise the RNZAF with Poseidon ops

The US Navy's VP-10 ‘Red Lancers’ spent the latter part of October at RNZAF Base Ohakea displaying the capabilities of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to the RNZAF with a single aircraft and nine crew and maintenance staff

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Secretive US Navy Poseidons visit RAF Mildenhall

A pair of US Navy-operated Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft assigned to the extremely secretive Bureau of Naval Personnel Sea Duty Component at Dallas Love Field Airport, Texas, arrived at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, UK, on September 2

RAF launches Poseidon on first SAR mission

An RAF-operated Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland, was launched to help rescue two transatlantic rowers on August 18, marking the first time the type has been deployed to support an active SAR operation

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Bringing the RAF’s P-8 Poseidon fleet to full operational capability

The RAF’s P-8 Poseidon fleet is now complete, but despite this landmark moment, the hard work to bring it to full operational capacity is only beginning. Jim Winchester reports from RAF Lossiemouth

New Zealand's first Poseidon rolls out of paint shop

Boeing has completed the RNZAF's first P-8A Poseidon and rolled the aircraft out of the paint shop at the company’s production facility in Renton, Washington, on the evening of July 21 after being painted up in full RNZAF colours

Boeing delivers 150th Poseidon

Boeing has delivered the 150th production P-8 Poseidon multi-mission maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft.

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ILA Berlin 2022: More P-8A Poseidons for Germany?

After the German government signed a contract for the purchase of five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in September 2021 – three months after formally accepting a letter of offer – there is now growing speculation that the order could be topped up with a further seven aircraft