Air International 2017-06
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M.Ayton - Efficient, Acquisition, Effective Aeroplane /Military/
P-8A Poseidon test aircraft BuNo 167954 during an air refuelling test sortie with KC-135R 61-0320, the tanker assigned to the 412th Test Wing based at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
P-8A test aircraft BuNo 167954 makes the first aerial refuelling contact with the Speckled Trout KC-135R 61-0320 during a test sortie flown from Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20 (VX-20) P-8A Poseidon test aircraft BuNo 167954 releases a Mk54 torpedo.
P-8A test aircraft BuNo 167954 makes the first aerial refuelling contact with the Speckled Trout KC-135R 61-0320 during a test sortie flown from Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Aviation Ordnancemen move an Mk54 torpedo from a P-8A assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) ‘Pioneers' at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.
P-8A Poseidon test aircraft BuNo 167954 during an air refuelling test sortie with KC-135R 61-0320, the tanker assigned to the 412th Test Wing based at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Patrol Squadron 30 (VP-30) 'Pro's Nest' based at Jacksonville is the P-8A Poseidon Fleet Replacement Squadron.
Patrol Squadron 8 (VP-8A) 'Fighting Tigers’ is one of five front line P-8A Poseidon squadrons assigned to Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11 (CPRW-11) based at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida.
P-8A Poseidon test aircraft BuNo 167956 assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) ‘Pioneers’ at RAF Lossiemouth during Exercise Joint Warrior.
P-8A Poseidon BuNo 168430 assigned to Patrol Squadron 16 (VP-16) 'War Eagles' flies over NAS Jacksonville.
Patrol Squadron 16 (VP-16) ‘Eagles’ made the maiden deployment of the P-8A in December 2013 to the US 7th Fleet area of operations. At the end of that tour of duty, the Eagles had flown over 3,800 hours in 369 sorties.
Противолодочная торпеда Mk.54
Aviation Ordnancemen load an AGM-84K SLAM-ER missile on a P-8A Poseidon in preparation for a conventional weapons technical proficiency inspection.
Two AGM 84 Harpoon test missiles release from VX-20 P-8A Poseidon BuNo 167953 during a weapons separation test.
A High Altitude Anti-Submarine Weapon Capability (HAAWC) torpedo was released from a P-8A Poseidon during safe separation testing. The HAAWC is an add-on kit for the Navy’s Mk54 lightweight torpedo that allows the P-8A to release the weapon from high altitude.
An electronic warfare operator monitors his work station on a P-8A Poseidon during a search and rescue mission for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.