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How many P 8s does Australia have?

The acquisition of an additional four aircraft was approved in March 2016. Delivery of these aircraft was completed in November 2019 and in December 2020, the acquisition of a further two aircraft was approved, bringing the total force to 14 aircraft. Operated by Royal Australian Air Force No. 11 and No.

How long are p8 deployments?

Karl Murray, mission lead for the crew for the U.S. P-8 Poseidon of VP 8 in regard to an operator’s perspective on the squadron’s current deployment which is for a period of six months involving seven aircraft and approximately 270 personnel deployed to Kadena Airbase, Okinawa.

What replaced Nimrod?

The BAE Systems Nimrod MRA4 was a planned maritime patrol and attack aircraft intended to replace the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR2.

How many P-8I India have?

Indian Navy’s fleet of P-8I has surpassed 29,000 flight-hours, since their induction in 2013. The Indian Navy has received delivery of nine P-8I aircraft, and three more are scheduled for delivery. Know more here.

How effective is P8 Poseidon?

While the Navy’s main air command mandates that Navy squadrons maintain a mission capability rate of 80 percent, the Poseidon’s mission capability rate ranged from 53 to 70 percent from October 2018 to March 2020, according to the report.

How good is the P-8 Poseidon?

The aircraft in question is the Navy’s P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. Developed by Boeing, the P-8 has proven to be a versatile and successful platform capable of undertaking long-range and extended-duration reconnaissance and surveillance operations as well as naval strike missions.

Why was the Nimrod scrapped?

The BAE Systems Nimrod MRA4 was a planned maritime patrol and attack aircraft intended to replace the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR2. The MRA4 was ultimately cancelled in 2010 as a result of the Strategic Defence and Security Review, at which point it was £789 million over-budget and over nine years late.

Does the RAF still use Nimrod?

The last flight of the type was on 28 June 2011 from RAF Waddington, in the presence of the Chief of the Air Staff, ACM Sir Stephen Dalton. XV 249, the former MR2, is now on display at the RAF Museum Cosford, West Midlands.

Is the US Navy flying the P-8 Poseidon?

The United States Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force currently fly the P-8A Poseidon variant; the Indian Navy flies the P-8I variant. The United Kingdom and Norway have also selected the P-8A as their future maritime patrol aircraft.

Are there any variants of the Boeing P-8?

The P-8 has two variants: The P-8I, flown by the Indian Navy, and the P-8A Poseidon, flown by the U.S. Navy, the Royal Australian Air Force and the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force. The P-8 combines the most advanced weapon system in the world with the cost advantages of the most popular airliner on the planet.

What’s the name of the RAF Poseidon aircraft?

The RAF has the service name Poseidon MRA1. They will be operated by No. 120 Squadron and No. 201 Squadron. The first Poseidon MRA1 (ZP801) made its initial flight on 13 July 2019. The UK took delivery of the first aircraft named Pride of Moray, at Boeing’s Seattle facility on 29 October.

What kind of mission does the Poseidon do?

Boeing’s Poseidon MRA1 (P-8A) is a multi-role maritime patrol aircraft, equipped with sensors and weapons systems for anti-submarine warfare, as well as surveillance and search and rescue missions.