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Boeing to target current P-3 operators for MSA sales



Apr.8, 2014 by Jon Hemmerdinger - FG


Washington DC - Boeing’s maritime surveillance aircraft (MSA), which is based on a Bombardier Challenger 605 platform, will be an ideal aircraft for countries that already operate Lockheed P-3 Orions, the company says.


Speaking at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition near Washington DC, company officials add that potential customers will also be countries in the Asia-Pacific and Persian Gulf.


“Likely customers are going to be [countries] with a challenging maritime environment,” says Jeff Brown, Boeing’s director of business development for electronic and information solutions. He adds that the MSA will be an ideal platform for performing surveillance of economic maritime zones within roughly 170nm (320km) of coasts.


“A plane like the Challenger can get to station quickly and spend a longer amount of time there” than turboprop-driven alternatives like the P-3, says Brown.


He declines to name potential customers, but Flightglobal’s MiliCAS database shows that Persian Gulf and Asia-Pacific operators of the P-3 include Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. P-3 operators in other regions include Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Germany, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal and Spain.


A prototype MSA achieved first flight on 28 February, following modifications to a Challenger 604 test asset performed by Toronto-based Field Aviation. The test aircraft was subsequently flown to a Boeing facility in Yuma, Arizona, where flight testing will continue, Field says.


Flight testing is scheduled to conclude by the end of 2014, with production to start in 2015, Field says.


Boeing says it has targeted 20 to 30 potential customers, and estimates the market value to be $10 billion over 10 years. The aircraft will be marketed to coast guards, militaries and other government operators, according to Field.


The base version of the MSA will be manned by two pilots and three system operators. It will be offered with a Selex ES Seaspray 7300 maritime surveillance radar and a FLIR Systems Star Safire 380 electro-optical/infrared sensor. Options will include two additional crew stations and equipment such as satellite communications and a side-looking airborne radar, says Field. Future aircraft could also be outfitted with weapons mounted on wing hardpoints, it adds.

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21 novembre 2013 4 21 /11 /novembre /2013 12:20
Le Challenger 605 transformé en P-8A par Boeing

Challenger 605 de Bombardier Aéronautique transformé en P-8A par Boeing photo Boeing


20 novembre Aerobuzz.fr


Au salon de Dubaï, Boeing a annoncé qu’il avait retenu l’avion d’affaires Challenger 605 de Bombardier comme plate-forme du programme d’avions de surveillance maritime (MSA, Maritime Surveillance Aircraft). Ce programme propose au marché mondial un système de surveillance maritime performant et à faible risque basé sur la technologie éprouvée de systèmes de missions P-8A de Boeing. Les essais vont être réalisés sur un Challenger 604 qui sera présenté aux clients potentiels en 2014. Le biréacteur d’affaires sera doté des mêmes équipements de lutte anti-sous-marine et de surveillance que le Boeing 737NG également proposé en version P-8A.

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18 novembre 2013 1 18 /11 /novembre /2013 13:30
Dubai Airshow : Bombardier se tourne vers la surveillance maritime


18.11.2013 Helen Chachaty - journal-aviation.com


Boeing a annoncé lors du salon aéronautique de Dubai avoir sélectionné le jet d’affaires Challenger 605 de Bombardier comme plateforme pour effectuer des missions de surveillance maritime, dans le cadre de son programme MSA (Maritime Surveillance Aircraft).


La plateforme est basée sur les systèmes de mission et les technologies utilisés à bord du P-8A Poseidon (737 modifié). La structure et les systèmes seront modifiés par Field Aviation, qui travaille actuellement sur un Challenger 604 qui devrait servir de démonstrateur dès 2014.


Le programme MSA de Boeing devrait permettre aux avions d’effectuer des missions de lutte anti-piraterie, de surveillance côtière et frontalière ainsi que des missions de recherche et de sauvetage.

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