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  • 100th Poseidon of the Navy
    100th Poseidon of the Navy 18 May 2020
    Maritime patrol aircraft provide important advantages to the user in maritime area domination thanks to their large coverage and structures that allow rapid reaction terms. The US Navy is replacing the P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft that have been on duty for many years and have a structural fatigue problem, with P-8 Poseidons. In this context, Boeing continues its deliveries rapidly despite the virus outbreak that has felt its impact in the USA. The company delivered ...
  • Anti-Ship Missile and Torpedo Approval
    Anti-Ship Missile and Torpedo Approval 15 April 2020
    In parallel with the increase in marine platforms, investment in the naval aviation field is also growing. Another procurement news came for India, which has recently made significant investments in naval aviation. US gave the green light for the acquisition of anti-ship missiles and torpedoes that New Delhi requested. In this context, possible sale of  the Indian Navy, possible sale of 10 AGM-84L Harpoon Blok II air-launched anti-ship missiles,&nb...
  • Poseidon Declared Operational
    Poseidon Declared Operational 6 April 2020
    The P-8 Poseidon, which is developed over Boeing 737 commercial aircraft, is become more operational in the operations theatre day by day. The UK had not acquired a maritime patrol aircraft for a long time after retiring their last Nimrod MRA.Mk4. In line with the changing battlefield requirements, nine P-8A Poseidon procurement agreement were signed with the US at the beginning of 2017 for the Royal Air Force, which determined the need for a new generation long ...
  • KC-46 and P-8 Delivery on Hold Due to COVID-19
    KC-46 and P-8 Delivery on Hold Due to COVID-19 24 March 2020
    Pegasus and Poseidon production stops as Boeing Temporarily Shuts Down Facilities Production of the Air Force’s KC-46 refuelling tanker(Pegasus)  and the Navy’s P-8 maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare plane (Poseidon) will stop as Boeing shuts down all facilities due to coronavirus pandemic. “Boeing plans to begin reducing production activity today and projects the suspension of such operations to begin on Wednesday, March 25, at sites a...
  • Pentagon to Transfer F-35s budget to Trump’s Border Wall
    Pentagon to Transfer F-35s budget to Trump’s Border Wall 14 February 2020
    The Pentagon is seeking to divert $3.8 billion, mainly from its fiscal 2020 weapons procurement budget, to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall. The plan, which came from the Department of Homeland Security in January, will be officially released by the Office of the Secretary of Defence. A list of talking points was sent across the Pentagon earlier today, noting that the money will go toward funding a 230-mile long wall. The biggest item on the list is a $650 million Ame...
  • First Poseidon Arrived to Scotland
    First Poseidon Arrived to Scotland 5 February 2020
    The UK is rapidly approaching operational capability in the P-8 Poseidon process. The country's first P-8 Poseidon has arrived its home. The first P-8 Poseidon, which has completed its training and pre-acceptance activities in the USA, has landed its base. The platform, which is stated to be deployed at the Kinloss Barracks of the RAF Lossiemouth stationed at Moray Coasts, is the first maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) landed 10 years after the last Nimrod MPA decommisioned by...
  • UK’s Card for Scotland; £1.7bn a year Defence Expense
    UK’s Card for Scotland; £1.7bn a year Defence Expense 31 January 2020
    The United Kingdom officially exits from the European Union with concerns about Scotland behind. Political aspirations have peculiar and unexpected results. British conservatives voted against the European Union with the fear that the Union would divide them. The result, however, brings the concern to reality. While the member of Kingdom leaves Union, Scotland wants to stay. The Kingdom self divides. Under the shadow of Britain exiting from EU, British defence journal ukde...
  • Additional Test from Russia and India
    Additional Test from Russia and India 29 August 2019
    BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, developed in partnership with Russian Federation NPO Mashinostroyeniya and Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), may undergo additional tests. BrahMos Aerospace may conduct a second air-launch test of its supersonic cruise missile to further demonstrate the weapon’s ability to fly to a number of waypoints before reaching its final destination. The tests would come at the earliest in November, after the monsoon season in India end...
  • Sector News Issue 76 9 August 2019
    The first British P-8 Poseidon Flies Desert Warrior’s New Name Saudi Arabia and France Cooperation Navy to Work with Northrop Grumman Robots on the Field First Griffon Delivered ACAR-K Radar is in the Inventory of Argentine Armed Forces Turkey's First Electric Armoured Vehicle Began Testing 53 percent Growth from STM Hürjet Counting Down Days ...
  • The first British P-8 Poseidon Flies
    The first British P-8 Poseidon Flies 14 July 2019
    The first of Britain’s new fleet of nine maritime patrol aircraft MRA1 ZP801 made its maiden flight. The flight took place near Renton in the United States. The aircraft will be delivered in October this year. The Poseidon is based on the Boeing 737-800NG aircraft. In January, Boeing was awarded an almost $2.5 billion contract to produce 19 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for the US Navy, Norway and the United Kingdom. Ten of the aircraft were for the US Navy,...
  • Neptune Fleet Growing
    Neptune Fleet Growing 27 June 2019
    Boeing continues its P-8 Poseidon sales with full speed. The company announced the approval of a new P-8 Poseidon sale. After the Indian Ministry of Defence approved the procurement of additional Neptune (Poseidon's name in India), the procurement process began on the aircraft. In addition to the existing platforms in the inventory, India will procure 10 P-8 Neptune directly from Boeing, and the equipment, radar and weapon systems of the aircraft will be obtained through Fo...
  • USD 2.4 Billion Poseidon Order
    USD 2.4 Billion Poseidon Order 29 January 2019
      Poseidon fleet on the world continues to expand. Boeing announced that it has signed a supply agreement for 19 additional P-8 Poseidons.   A total of US $ 2.4 billion of P-8 Poseidon will be procured under the agreement. Ten of the platforms were ordered for the United States, five for Norway and four for the United Kingdom. The first FMS aircraft in the agreement will be delivered to the UK in 2019. Norway will receive its first platform in 2021. In ...
  • Navy to Re-Deploys to Alaska
    Navy to Re-Deploys to Alaska 17 December 2018
    The US Navy plans to re-activate a base frequently used in the Cold War years in Alaska. The deployment of P-8 Poseidon anti-submarine warfare aircraft to a small air base stationed in Alaska is on the agenda in order to observe the increasing Russian and Chinese activities in the Arctic Ocean. Navy plans re-activate Adak Naval Air Station, which is located in the Adak Island. Navy has stopped deployment in 1997. Although the base's fuel, de-icing and freshwater facilities are i...
  • ROK to Get Poseidon
    ROK to Get Poseidon 14 September 2018
    The State Department has decided  to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea (ROK) of six P-8A Patrol Aircraft for an estimated cost of $2.10 billion. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.  ROK  has requested to buy six P-8A Patrol Aircraft, which includes: nine Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems 5 (MIDS JTRS 5...
  • Poseidon's First Strike with Harpoon
    Poseidon's First Strike with Harpoon 23 July 2018
    The Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) P-8A fired the ATM-84J Harpoon missile for the first time at the Pacific Missile Range Facility off the coast of Hawaii during Exercise Pacific Rim (RIMPAC) 18. The Harpoon was released within the Pacific Missile Range Facility and successfully struck its target, the former USS Racine, a decommissioned US Naval ship. With this success, Harpoon integrated P-8A reaches full operational capability. The Australian Defence Force is ...
  • New Zealand Approves Poseidon Procurement
    New Zealand Approves Poseidon Procurement 10 July 2018
    New Zealand has approved four P-8 Poseidon procurement. With the deal amounting to $ 2,346 billion, six P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft which are in New Zealand's inventory will be replaced. Before the Orion's end of operational life, which planned to end in 2025, the Poseidons are expected to start operations in 2023. Under the agreement, new aircraft, as well as necessary training systems, structural equipment will be supplied. Defence Minister Ron...
  • MQ-4C Triton support to Poseidons
    MQ-4C Triton support to Poseidons 26 June 2018
    Canberra has confirmed its long-planned acquisition of six Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton remotely piloted aircraft in order to complement the surveillance role of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said, “The Triton will complement the surveillance role of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft through sustained operations at long ranges as well as being able to undertake a range of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tasks.” ...
  • Korea picks Poseidon
    Korea picks Poseidon 26 June 2018
    Republic of Korea decided to purchase Boeing's P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in a US$1.7 billion project, the country’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on Monday. The DAPA said, “We have decided to purchase the latest maritime patrol aircraft for conducting patrol, search and rescue operations through the foreign military sale program from the U.S. government, in consideration of the cost, time schedule, capabilities as well as the...
  • Control Rush at South Pacific Grows
    Control Rush at South Pacific Grows 25 June 2018
    New Zealand is preparing to make the largest military procurement of recent years in a single attempt. The country is planning to replace six aging P-3K2 Orion aircraft in its inventory. New Zealand Defense Secretary Ron Mark, who is in charge of explaining this issue, said plans were being made to replace planes with P-8 Poseidons and that the change was one step closer. The procurement plan to be submitted to the Cabinet's Government Management and Expenditure Review Committee...
  • Bidders Emerged for Korea's MPA Buy
    Bidders Emerged for Korea's MPA Buy 16 May 2018
    Boeing, Saab and Airbus are expected to bid for the Republic of Korea's maritime patrol aircraft project. The Republic of Korean Defence Ministry and the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) decided to adopt new surveillance aircraft that offer a longer flight duration and heavier weapons payload in February this year. To the approximately $1,80 billion acquisition program, Boeing will offer P-8A Poseidon while Saab will be presenting its Swordfi...
  • UK-Norway Cooperation in Submarine Hunt
    UK-Norway Cooperation in Submarine Hunt 10 May 2018
    The UK and Norway will cooperate on maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), the UK Defence Ministry announced on 3 May. Countries will cooperate in maintenance, training and operations of P-8A Poseidon aircraft in the North Atlantic, which would not only cut costs but also boost operational power in the region. Both countries will own the aircraft soon. Defence Minister Guto Bebb said they were investing £3 billion in their own capability and cooperating with ...
  • Australia To Provide $36,4B for Defence in 2018-19
    Australia To Provide $36,4B for Defence in 2018-19 10 May 2018
    Australian Department of Defence issued a statement on 8 May explaining that the Government will provide Defence with $36,4 billion in 2018-2019.  The budget will provide funding for ongoing commitments to defence operations around the globe and the capability plans set out in the 2016 Defence White Paper through the $200 billion Defence Integrated Investment Program. The program includes building new submarines, major surface combatants and minor naval...
  • Saab To Offer Swordfish for Korea's MPA Quest
    Saab To Offer Swordfish for Korea's MPA Quest 22 March 2018
    Saab made a public interest in the Republic of Korea's maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) quest. The Republic of Korea Navy is eager to introduce advanced MPAs to add to the fleet of 16 P-3C and P-3CKs currently in service covering the waters around the peninsula. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) is expected to issue a formal request for proposals soon. The acquisition program is reportedly worth $1.81 billion. Saab wants to of...
  • Australia Declares IOC for P-8A
    Australia Declares IOC for P-8A 21 March 2018
    The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has declared initial operating capability (IOC) for the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, Australia’s Defence Minister Marise Payne has announced. The milestone came five months ahead of the original schedule. To date, six out of 12 ordered P-8As have arrived in Australia and home-based in RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia. Poseidon will replace the service's AP-3C Orio...
  • Two new signatures from India
    Two new signatures from India 8 January 2018

    Indian Ministry of Defence has approved the procurement of P-8I Training Solution and Low-Intensity Conflict Electronic Warfare System (LICEWS).

    According to the MoD statement, the first P-8I aircraft was inducted in Indian Navy in 2013 and as of date, eight aircraft, based at INS Rajali Naval Air Station, have been fully integrated into Indian Naval operations. In 2016, the MoD placed a follow-on order for four additional P-8I, the delivery of which will begin in 2020. The P...
  • 'Hunter WOLF' Unveiled in AUSA
    'Hunter WOLF' Unveiled in AUSA 10 October 2017
    HDT Global exhibited its 'Hunter WOLF' (Wheeled Offload Logistics Follower) robotic system for the first time in AUSA 2017 which opened doors yesterday in Washington DC. The company's Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) solution, HDT Hunter WOLF features a JP-8/electric hybrid powertrain enabling the vehicle’s “silent drive” and “silent watch” capability. Being able to carry up to 1,000 lbs. of cargo for more than 72 hours wit...
  • Boeing Support For Indian Navy
    Boeing Support For Indian Navy 22 June 2017
    Boeing has been awarded a three-year contract to continue it's logistics support of the Indian Navy's P-8I maritime patrol aircraft fleet. The Indian Navy operates eight P-8I Neptune long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft and will receive a further four with deliveries set to begin in 2020.   
  • Poseidon to Replace Orion
    Poseidon to Replace Orion 1 May 2017
    The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to New Zealand for P-8A aircraft and associated support, in replacement of the country's P-3 Orion fleet which has been in service for more than 40 years. The estimated cost of this possible sale is $1,46 billion. The prime contractor will be the Boeing Company, along with various additional contractors. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale....
  • Contract Inked For Poseidon
    Contract Inked For Poseidon 5 April 2017
    Boeing has been awarded a contract for 17 P-8A Poseidon Multimission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) for the US Navy, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), and the UK Royal Air Force (RAF). The total value of the contract exceeds $2 billion. According to Boeing's announcement made on 3 April, the US Navy will take delivery of 11 aircraft, Australia 4 and the UK 2 aircraft.  This contract marks the first UK acquisition of the P-8A Poseidon, who plans to buy nine P-8...
  • New Aircraft For New Challenges
    New Aircraft For New Challenges 31 March 2017
    Norway is to purchase five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime multimission aircraft (MMA) from the US through a $1,17 billion foreign military sales contract, according to the announcement made on 29 March. The P-8As will replace the Royal Norwegian Air Force's (RoNAF's) six Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) and three Dassault Falcon DA-20 Jet Falcon surveillance aircraft. The new aircraft are scheduled to be delivered between 2022 and 2023.
  • NATO-lead Drill in Mediterranean
    NATO-lead Drill in Mediterranean 15 March 2017
    Exercise 'Dynamic Manta', an annual multi-national NATO-led military drill taking place off the southern coast of Italy, has been kicked off on 13 March. The participant countries are declared as France, Norway, Canada, Turkey, Germany, Spain, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom. According to the US Navy release, the drill aims to build resilient anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare capabilities between NATO allies. US guided-missi...
  • India retires Tu-142s
    India retires Tu-142s 12 March 2017
    The Indian navy retires its iconic Tupolev Tu-142ME “Albatross” long-range maritime patrol aircraft at the end of March. New Delhi was  Tupolev’s the only export customer for the type, which has been used primarily in the anti-submarine warfare and maritime patrol roles, in addition to performing photographic and radio reconnaissance missions. Increasing maintenance costs, obsolescence-related issues and the induction of India’s new Boeing P-8I...
  • New Explorer to the Navy
    New Explorer to the Navy 8 March 2017
    India is set to retire its Soviet-origin Tupolev-142M aircraft later this month. Having served for more than 30 years in long-range maritime reconnaissance (LRMR) and anti-submarine warfare operations, Indian Navy's Tu-142M will be decomissioned on 29 March during a ceremony at the naval air station INS Rajali in Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu. TU-142Ms' replacement will be Poseidon-8I long-range patrol aircraft with its much more advanced sensors...
  • New Expenses for New Administration
    New Expenses for New Administration 6 February 2017
    The US Navy expanded its Unfunded Priorities List (UPL) from 35 items to a total of 59 items, increasing the needed fund by approximately $7 billion. The service emphasized that a revised fiscal year 2017 (FY17) UPL was not yet submitted officially, and they would proceed according to the new administration's defence strategy and priorities. Some of the additional items in FY17 UPL include six P-8A Poseidon aircraft, 14 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, Tomahawk missiles, ...
  • Major Blockade to Submarines
    Major Blockade to Submarines 27 January 2017
    The United States and the United Kingdom (UK) signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation in the scope of the P-8A Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) on 25 January. UK's Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin and US Deputy Secretary of Defence Bob Work signed the agreement. Two countries will share their logistics and support bases, especially in Europe and will work in partnership to increase operational effectiveness in the North Atlantic region. According to the agreement, the UK will re...
  • Norway to get five P-8A maritime aircraft
    Norway to get five P-8A maritime aircraft 22 December 2016
    The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Norway for five P-8A Aircraft and associated support. The estimated cost is $1.75 billion. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 20, 2016. Possible sale includes commercial engines, Tactical Open Mission Software (TOMS), Electro-Optical (EO) and Infrared (IO) MX-20HD, AN/AAQ-2(V)1 Acoustic S...
  • Norway Sides With P-8 Poseidon
    Norway Sides With P-8 Poseidon 29 November 2016
    Norwegian Government considers acquisition of five P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to meet the Norwegian Armed Forces’ maritime surveillance capability needs. The Ministry of Defence made a proposal to the parliament for the relevant acquisition on 25 November. Estimated contract value is $1,15 billion and the delivery is expected to be scheduled through 2021-2022. P-8A Poseidon will replace P-3 Orions currently in-service. 
  • Australia’s First P-8 Poseidon Touches Down 18 November 2016
    According to Australian Department of Defence’s press release issued on Nov 16, 2016, Australia’s newest addition to our air force, the P-8A Poseidon, a surveillance and anti-submarine aircraft has reached the country. The Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, the Minister for Defence Industry the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP and the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection the Hon. Peter Dutton MP, together with the Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal...
  • India signs $1 billion deal with Boeing to buy four P-8I aircraft
    India signs $1 billion deal with Boeing to buy four P-8I aircraft 29 July 2016
    India has inked a billion-dollar deal with Boeing to buy four maritime surveillance planes to counter China in the Indian Ocean. The deal for four P-8I Neptune aircraft follows India’s earlier purchase of eight of the planes in 2009. India has already deployed its original eight long-range P-8I aircraft to track submarine movements in the Indian Ocean. Neptune is a customized export variant of the P-8A Poseidon for the Indian Navy manufactured by Boeing.
  • UK orders P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft
    UK orders P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft 14 July 2016
    The UK signed a contract for nine P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. According to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) the cost of the P-8 will be GBP3 billion "over the next decade". The first aircraft is expected to be delivered to the UK in 2019, with all eight then delivered within the following 24 months. The nine P-8s will be based at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, which will have an additional 400 personnel deployed to the base to operate and support the aircraft. The...