Maritime Patrol Aircraft

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How is French Naval Aviation being modernised to meet emerging threats?

The Aéronautique Navale (French Naval Aviation) carries out a wide range of missions from land bases, the FS Charles de Gaulle (R91) aircraft carrier and many support ships. We assess its strengths and how the service is being modernised to meet new and emerging threats

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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

US Navy delivers first maritime patrol-configured CN-235 to Malaysia

The US Navy announced on August 3 that it has delivered the first of three upgraded Airbus CN-235M-220 maritime patrol aircraft to the Royal Malaysian Air Force, following the type’s conversion from a medium-lift tactical transport

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

FIA 2022: Textron introduces Citation Longitude maritime patrol aircraft

Textron Aviation announced on July 20 that it has developed a maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) variant of its Cessna Model 700 Citation Longitude 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

Boeing teams with Canadian industry to offer P-8A Poseidon

Boeing and several Canadian industry partners have announced their intent to collaborate to provide the P-8A Poseidon platform for the Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) requirement

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Norway receives final P-8A Poseidon

Norway has taken delivery of its fifth and final Boeing P-8A Poseidon. The aircraft, 9586 (c/n 66114/9026. FMS BuNo 169586, ex N688DS) Munin was handed over to the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) and flown to Evenes Air Station, Norway, on May 27

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Unit report: On patrol with Portugal's P-3C fleet

The Portuguese Air Force’s P-3C maritime patrol aircraft is the workhorse of the country’s search and rescue and anti-submarine warfare capabilities, an adaptable platform that can be rapidly configured for each mission set