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9 août 2014 6 09 /08 /août /2014 11:20
Boeing Delivers 15th Production P-8A Poseidon to US Navy


Aug 7, 2014 ASDNews Source : The Boeing Company


The 15th P-8A Poseidon built by Boeing [NYSE: BA] arrives at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., where it will help expand the U.S. Navy’s long-range maritime patrol capabilities.

The aircraft, delivered on schedule July 31st, joined the other Poseidon aircraft being used to train Navy crews in preparation for deployment.

The delivery follows Patrol Squadron (VP) 16’s recent return home from the P-8A’s first operational deployment. The ‘War Eagles’ of VP-16 were deployed for seven months, operating out of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. They were recently replaced by the ‘Mad Foxes’ of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5.

Boeing is currently on contract to build and support 53 P-8A aircraft. The Navy plans to purchase 117 P-8As, which are based on the Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 platform. The versatile multi-mission aircraft provides anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities and will replace the Navy P-3 fleet.

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8 avril 2014 2 08 /04 /avril /2014 11:20
Boeing to Provide Maintenance Training Devices for US Navy P-8A Poseidon



Apr 7, 2014 ASDNews Source : The Boeing Company


    Contract includes replica components and high-fidelity simulators


Boeing [NYSE: BA] will broaden its support for the U.S. Navy's fleet of Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft through a recent order for maintenance simulators.


The Navy plans to begin using six virtual trainers, one ordnance load trainer and 14 hardware-based devices to train P-8A maintenance personnel at Naval Air Station Jacksonville starting in 2016.


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25 mars 2014 2 25 /03 /mars /2014 18:20
A P-8A Poseidon in flight. Photo US Navy

A P-8A Poseidon in flight. Photo US Navy


25 March 2014 naval-technology.com


CAE has been awarded a contract by Boeing to develop simulator hardware for six P-8A Poseidon operational flight trainers (OFT) and five P-8A aircraft equipment desktop environment (AeDTE) trainers, intended for the US Navy.


Under the contract, CAE will provide the P-8A simulators as well as a suite of AeDTE trainers, which will be used for the training of P-8A aircrews.


The company will supply the hardware, which Boeing will install and integrate with the aircraft-specific software before delivery to the US Navy.


CAE USA president and general manager Ray Duquette said: "The P-8A programme is a perfect example of the Navy's increasing use of synthetic training and we are pleased to be working with Boeing to deliver some of the high-fidelity training systems required for training P-8A aircrews."


CAE has previously been contracted by Boeing to design and manufacture hardware for ten P-8A OFTs and 17 P-8A AeDTE trainers.


The P-8A Poseidon, a derivative of the Boeing's 737 commercial aircraft, can be used to conduct long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.


The team for the P-8A Poseidon programme will be led by Boeing and include CFM International, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Spirit AeroSystems, BAE Systems and GE Aviation.


The US Navy is considering the procurement of 117 P-8A aircraft to replace its existing turbo-prop P-3 Orion fleet.

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19 février 2014 3 19 /02 /février /2014 08:20
Boeing Eyes P-8 Exports


February 11, 2014 By Bill Sweetman Source: AWIN First


“Four or five nations” are showing strong interest in the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and antisubmarine warfare (ASW) aircraft, according to Chris Raymond, Boeing Defense, Space & Security vice president for business development and strategy.


“These are down to a technical level, not a cursory what-is-it level,” Raymond said on the eve of the Singapore air show. “They are doing analysis of range and coverage, how it would fit in their fleets, life-cycle costs.”


Two or three of the potential candidates are in the Asia-Pacific area, Raymond says. (One of the others is most likely the United Kingdom.) Not all of them currently operate fixed-wing ASW aircraft. “These are new requirements, not just replacements,” Raymond says.


In some cases, Boeing sees its new Maritime Surveillance Aircraft, based on a Bombardier Challenger 605 airframe, as being complementary to the P-8 or other ASW platforms. The company is moving towards the idea of a family of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems ranging from the P-8 through the MSA and the King Air-based Ramis (reconfigurable airborne multi-sensor system) to the Insitu ScanEagle and Integrator unmanned air systems.

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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 13:20
Boeing P-8A makes its international show debut



Nov. 18, 2013 FG


One of the most sophisticated derivatives of the Boeing 737 ever flown is making its international show debut this week, with the US Navy’s new P-8A being put through its paces during the daily flying display.


Derived from the commercial 737-800 and equipped for maritime patrol, anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare roles, the P-8A is in production for the US service under a 117-aircraft programme. Twelve have been handed over so far, with initial operating capability scheduled for late this year.


Boeing has so far secured one international buyer for the development, with the Indian navy having just received its second of eight P-8Is on order. Australia has also shown strong interest in the type as a Lockheed Martin P-3 replacement.

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4 novembre 2013 1 04 /11 /novembre /2013 06:20
Boeing Delivers 12th Production P-8A Poseidon Aircraft to US Navy


Oct 31, 2013 ASDNews Source : The Boeing Company


Boeing delivered the 12th production P-8A Poseidon on schedule on Oct. 25, enhancing the long-range maritime patrol capabilities of the U.S. Navy.


The P-8A departed Boeing Field in Seattle for Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., where it joined the other Poseidon aircraft being used to train Navy crews. The aircraft is the sixth from the second low-rate initial production contract lot awarded in November 2011.


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1 octobre 2013 2 01 /10 /octobre /2013 07:20
Exelis to provide sonobuoy launchers, carriage and release systems for P-8A Poseidon aircraft

Sep 30, 2013 ASDNews Source : Exelis


Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has completed negotiations for two production contracts from Boeing Co. to supply sonobuoy launchers and carriage and release systems for the U.S. Navy’s P-8A Poseidon multimission maritime aircraft.


Exelis will supply systems that will include rotary, single-shot sonobuoy pneumatic launchers and pneumatic carriage and release equipment. The Exelis-designed Sonobuoy Launching System (SLS) is planned to provide aircrews with a high-performance airborne launching capability.


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9 juillet 2013 2 09 /07 /juillet /2013 16:20
P-8A passes Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

Jul 9, 2013 ASDNews Source : Naval Air Systems Command


After an extensive testing period, the U.S. Navy announced July 1 in an Initial Operational Test and Evaluation report that its new patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, P-8A Poseidon, was found “operationally effective, operationally suitable, and ready for fleet introduction.”


“This milestone and accomplishment is possible due to the great team of individuals who worked diligently and meticulously in making this aircraft the best choice to replace the Navy’s current workhorse, the P-3C Orion,” said Capt. Scott Dillon, Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft Program Office (PMA-290) program manager. “It is a great day for the Navy and the fleet. We are proud to add the P-8 to the Navy’s weapons inventory and the deployment cycle later this year.”


This announcement of completing IOT&E follows another major program milestone last month, the successful firing of the Harpoon from the P-8A, which resulted in a successful target strike.


“On June 24, completing just one practice run at the Point Mugu Sea Test Range, a P-8A Poseidon from Pax River achieved a program milestone after six minutes of flight time,” Dillon said. “The P-8A successfully launched a Harpoon AGM-84D Block IC missile on the first hot run scoring a direct hit run on a Low Cost Modular Target. This flight test, along with past tests, demonstrates the P-8’s operational effectiveness and overall mission capabilities.”


The successful completion of the initial operational testing period was a key milestone that will inform the full-rate production decision.


With the program passing IOT&E, the P-8A program continues to be on track for an initial operational deployment this winter when the first P-8A squadron will deploy with P-3 and EP-3 squadrons.


To date, nine low rate initial production aircraft have been delivered to the fleet and six test aircraft have been delivered to NAVAIR. According to the program of record, the Navy plans on purchasing 117 P-8As aircraft.

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25 octobre 2012 4 25 /10 /octobre /2012 06:35

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The U.S. military's shift to a more extensive Pacific presence includes the continued purchase by the Navy of P-8A maritime patrol aircraft.



Oct. 24, 2012 - By MARCUS WEISGERBER Defense News


The U.S. Defense Department plans to purchase weapons and equipment geared to combat in the Asia-Pacific, a maritime-heavy region that will require long-range, stealthy systems that were rarely used over the past decade of combat.


Even as it prepares to downsize, the Pentagon plans to purchase fighters, unmanned aircraft and intelligence aircraft in the coming years, while beginning development of systems, such as a long-range bomber.


“With the war in Iraq now over, and as we transition security responsibilities to the government of Afghanistan, we will release much of our military capacity that has been tied up there for other missions, like fostering peace and strengthening partnerships in the Asia-Pacific,” Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said during an Oct. 3 speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington.


“Naval assets that will be released from Afghanistan and the Middle East include surface combatants, amphibious ships and, eventually, aircraft carriers,” he said.


The Air Force will transition its unmanned systems, bomber and space forces to the Pacific, Carter said. The Air Force is also investing in a new aerial refueling tanker, the Boeing KC-46.


At the same time, the Army and Marine Corps will be freed up “for new missions in other regions.”


The Navy will install larger launch tubes in new Virginia-class submarines that will allow the vessels to carry cruise missiles, other weapons and small underwater vehicles. The service will also continue its purchase of Sikorsky


MH-60 helicopters, Boeing P-8A maritime patrol aircraft and the unmanned Broad Area Maritime Surveillance aircraft.


DoD also plans to invest in cyber, space and electronic warfare capabilities.


The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps all plan to purchase the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in the coming years.


U.S. spending priorities are in line with a new military strategy DoD released in January. One of the key tenets of the new strategy is being able to fight in a contested or denied battle space. The wars of the past decade in Iraq and Afghanistan have been fought in benign airspace, which have allowed all types of aircraft to fly with little threat of being shot down.


But budget cuts remain a major concern. The Pentagon already is cutting $487 billion from planned spending over the next decade. But the larger issue is the possibility of an additional $500 billion in cuts to planned spending over the next 10 years. Those reductions were mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011 as a way to lower the U.S. deficit. These cuts, known as sequestration, are scheduled to go into effect in January.


Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and other top defense officials have argued that the magnitude of these reductions would hurt the military’s ability to rapidly respond. They have also said DoD would need to create a new military strategy if the additional cuts are enacted.


Industry has said the spending cuts would lead to mass layoffs, although other defense analysts and observers have said the reductions would not be felt for several years and would not be as devastating as depicted.


While many in Congress have voiced opposition to sequestration-level spending cuts, a comprehensive deal to lower the U.S. debt is not likely anytime soon. Congress has been out of session since September so members can campaign for the November elections. The U.S. presidential election is also looming and could reshape U.S. spending.


Advisers for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have said the former Massachusetts governor would restore all planned DoD spending cuts immediately.


A Romney administration would allot 4 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product to the defense base budget, said Roger Zakheim, one of Romney’s senior defense advisers, at an Oct. 11 breakfast with reporters in Washington. Zakheim is on leave from his job as deputy staff director and general counsel of the House Armed Services Committee.


The fiscal 2012 Pentagon budget proposal, the last budget before the first round of spending cuts were announced, called for $2.99 trillion in defense spending from 2013 to 2017. That projection was cut by $259 billion after Congress passed the Budget Control Act in 2011.


If Romney is elected, his administration would likely not release a budget until next spring, as opposed to early February.

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