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L.Nordeen - American MPA Modernisation /Military/
P-3C Orion BuNo 158204 assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20, flew in formation with the squadron's first P-8A Posedion when aircraft T1 BuNo 167951 arrived at NAS Patuxent River on April 10, 2010.
P-3C Orion BuNo 158204 assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20, flew in formation with the squadron's first P-8A Posedion when aircraft T1 BuNo 167951 arrived at NAS Patuxent River on April 10, 2010.
MCB Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, a future Poseidon base, hosted two aircraft for the first time during the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise held June 29 - August 3, 2012. The multi-national exercise provided complex mission scenarios for VX-1 crews to operationally test the P-8A.
P-8A Poseidon BuNo 167952/'JA' is assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) 'Pioneers’ based at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. VX-1 has deployed its P-8s to a variety of locations worldwide during the type's initial operational test and evaluation. This shot was taken at RAF Leuchars, Fife in October 2012 during Exercise Joint Warrior.
Based at RAF Lossiemouth, Moray in Scotland, P-8A T6 BuNo 167956 participated in the UK's Joint Warrior exercise for the first time in April 2012.
P-8A BuNo 168428 seen at the ceremony to introduce the Poseidon into Patrol Squadron 30 (VP-30) 'Pro's Nest’ at NAS Jacksonville, Florida on March 28, 2012.
P-8A T4 BuNo 167952 seen at RAF Leuchars, Fife in October 2012 during Exercise Joint Warrior. The aircraft flew a series of missions from the Scottish base as part of the type's initial operational test and evaluation.
T3 dispenses flares over the Atlantic Test Range during a mission flown from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland.
P-8As BuNo 167952 (T4) and BuNo 167955 (T5) on the flight line at MCB Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii during the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise held June 29 - August 3, 2012. Staged around the Hawaiian Islands, RIMPAC is the world's largest international maritime exercise.
P-8 Poseidon mission system installation and testing takes place at a facility located at Boeing Field in Seattle.
T3 seen dropping a Mk54 torpedo (top) and sonobuoys over the Atlantic Test Range during weapons separation trials flown by Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20 (VX-20) from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland.
Controller panel
The all-digital cockpit of the P-8A Poseidon.
Mission Set
Aircraft Layout