Опытный самолет Boeing P-8A Poseidon, T-1,во время летных испытаний (25 апреля 2009 года). Полет продолжался 3 часа 31 минуту, T-1 достиг высоты 7620 м.
После первого полета Р-8 начались летные испытания самолета, в котором, в первую очередь, заинтересованы ВМС США. Не исключается возможность экспорта Р-8 в Индию, Австралию и Канаду.
Boeing P-8A Poseidon BuNo 168435 soon after its arrival at Boeing Field/King County International Airport, Washington. It is the next example of the aircraft due to be delivered to the US Navy.
Boeing P-8A Poseidon BuNo. 168755/‘755' was the first of its kind to visit RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk. It arrived on September 5, 2014 and departed two days later. The maritime aircraft is assigned to Patrol Squadron Thirty (VP-30) Pro’s Nest', the fleet replacement unit for the P-8A, based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Produced as the second of 11 ordered under the Low Rate Initial Production III contract, it was delivered to the unit on July 31. A total of 16 have been delivered with the latest handover, BuNo. 168756, announced on August 26. The US Navy has ordered 61 PSAs out of a total requirement for 117.
In US Navy service, the Poseidon will serve alongside the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton high-altitude long- endurance (HALE) platform in a manned-unmanned approach to maritime surveillance
P-8A BuNo 169329/329 waiting for departure clearance from runway 25 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington.
A P=8A Poseidon assigned to Patrol Squadron 4 (VP-4) 'Skinny Dragons' at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island; ten P-8 aircraft are included in the FY2019 NDAA.
Patrol Squadron 10 (VP-10) ‘Red Lancers' based at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida started its transition from the P-3C Orion to the P-8A Poseidon in February 2015. Assigned to Commander Patrol and Reconaissance Wing 11, VP-10 was the fifth of six squadrons to transition. P-8A BuNo 168764/LD764 seen at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada in mid-February, features full-colour tail markings.
The P-8A Poseidon is now the US Navy’s primary maritime surveillance aircraft, having replaced the Lockheed P-3C Orion
P-8A Poseidon - дебютант авиашоу
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.
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.
Над Кульбакино проходит самолет P-8A «Посейдон» из 9-й патрульной эскадрильи авиации ВМС США
P-8A Poseidon выполняет облет авианосной ударной группы во главе с ABMA "Энтерпрайз" во время учения "Bold Alligator 2012" - крупнейшего военно-морского учения за последние 10 лет.
Патрульно-разведывательный самолет Боинг P-8A «Посейдон» авиации ВМС США
The P-8A Poseidon is the mainstay of US airborne maritime surveillance
T3 dispenses flares over the Atlantic Test Range during a mission flown from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland.
Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20 (VX-20) P-8A Poseidon test aircraft BuNo 167954 releases a Mk54 torpedo.
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.
US Navy P-8A Poseidon BuNo 168764 flown by Patrol Squadron 26 drops a sonobouy while hunting a submarine.
Two AGM 84 Harpoon test missiles release from VX-20 P-8A Poseidon BuNo 167953 during a weapons separation test.
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-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.
Over the period February 27 to April 14, 2018 members from the Aircraft Research and Development Unit and 33 Squadron deployed to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, to undertake clearance testing between the KC-30A and the Poseidon P-8A aircraft. Testing was jointly planned and executed by ARDU and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20 (VX-20).
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 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.
Patrol Squadron 30 (VP-30) 'Pro's Nest' based at Jacksonville is the P-8A Poseidon Fleet Replacement Squadron.
Next year, the RAF is expected to receive the first of nine Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft, which will enter RAF service with 120 Squadron based at RAF Lossiemouth, Moray.
Boeing P-8A Poseidon BuNo 167953/‘953’ is one of three of the type with Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20 (VX-20) based at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. It is the sole example to wear the unit’s markings on its tail and is seen on approach to NAS Pont Mugu, California, on February 3, 2014. All three P-8As currently assigned to VX-20 (the others being BuNo.167951 and 167954) will remain used for test duties rather than being delivered to operational units.
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.
Aircraft BuNo 169009/009 touching down on runway 25 at Whidbey. This particular airframe is the VP-4 commander's machine and sports colour Skinny Dragon markings and the YD tail code.
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.
An Aviation Electronics Technician de-ices a P-8A Poseidon at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island during VP-4's fleet readiness training.
An aviation electronics technician, assigned to Patrol Squadron 16 (VP-16) ‘War Eagles’, prepares to launch a P-8A Poseidon aircraft at NAS Jacksonville, Florida.
P-8A BuNo 169004/004 commencing engine start on the flight line at Whidbey Island, Washington.
The US Navy has received 108 of the 128 Poseidons under its current programme of record but has a future requirement for an additional ten
Naval Airman assigned to Patrol Squadron 16 (VP-16) 'War Eagles', direct a P-8A Poseidon on the flight line at NAS Jacksonville.
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 Poseidon test aircraft BuNo 167956 assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) ‘Pioneers’ at RAF Lossiemouth during Exercise Joint Warrior.
Boeing P-8A BuNo 167961 moving along the taxiway at Boeing Field on April 11, 2014, carrying the AAS sensor.
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.
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-3C Orion and P-8A Poseidon aircraft now share the flight line at NAS Jacksonville.
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P-8 запечатлен вместе с другими летательными аппаратами авиации ВМС США дальнего действия: тремя самолетами БПА P-3 и одним БЛА MQ-4C.
The first three Boeing P-81 Neptunes for the Indian Navy seen together at Boeing Field, Washington, for the handover of the first example to the service. The delivery was undertaken to conform to the timetable originally agreed with Boeing. From left to right they are IN321, IN320 and IN322.
All eight P-81 aircraft from the Indian Navy’s earlier orders are pictured here at INS Rajali. Since this picture was taken a further two aircraft out of a follow-on order for four, have now been delivered
India’s P-8I fleet, seen here participating in exercise RIMPAC 18, are uniquely configured with a magnetic anomaly detector, unlike other operators of the type
The latest Indian Navy P-8I to come off the production line, N536DS (c/n 64891/8296, to become IN329), at Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington, on April 29, 2021. Unusually, the aircraft is devoid of any titles or other markings apart from the Indian roundel and has a small ‘Experimental’ sticker by the main cabin door
The Indian Navy’s next Boeing P-8A Neptune IN327 (N782DS) (c/n 40617), the eighth example for the service, made its first flight on November 4, 2014. It is seen here at Boeing Field, Seattle, shortly after touchdown.
ВМС Индии заказали 12 самолетов P-8I, плюс имеется опцион еще на 72 машин. В настоящее время ВМС Индии эксплуатируют противолодочные самолеты Ту-142М и Ил-38.
Wearing its temporary US civil registration (N356DS), the 10th P-8I for the Indian Navy is pictured departing Boeing Field in Seattle on delivery to INS Rajali in July 2021.
The ninth Indian Navy P-8I, IN328 ‘DAB’, climbs away from Boeing Field to begin its delivery flight on November 14, 2020.
P-8I позволит патрульной и противолодочной авиации ВМС Индии повысить свой боевой потенциал.
Самолет P-8I «Нептун» авиации ВМС Индии
17 июля 2012г. в Рентоне (США) поднялся в воздух второй из заказанных ВМС Индии самолетов дальней морской разведки и ПЛО Boeing P-8I. Самолет создан на базе пассажирского Boeing 737-800NG. Всего Индия заказала 8 таких машин
On September 9, 2014 the fifth Boeing P-8I Neptune for the Indian Navy departed Boeing Field/King County International Airport in Washington on its delivery flight. The aircraft (IN324/‘ARK', c/n 40614, ex N720DS) arrived at Indian Naval Ship Rajali, Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu, where it joins the four delivered earlier. The Neptunes are operated alongside the Tupolev Tu-142ME Bear-Fs with Indian Naval Air Squadron 312 ‘Albatross'. An order for eight P-8Is (plus options) was signed on January 1, 2009, with the first flying on September 28, 2011. It was flown to India on May 11, 2013, and inducted into service with the navy four days later. Another P-8I will be delivered before the end of this year, with the final two following in 2015.
Boeing P-8I Neptune N535DS (c/n 40612) conducting a test flight at Boeing Field/King County International Airport, Washington, on August 4, 2013. The aircraft was devoid of the Indian Navy markings and serial (IN332) it has previously worn, but 'P8' had been added to its tail and nose. The reason for the change has not been revealed.
Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidon A47-001 in the markings of 11 Squadron, flies over the St Vincent Gulf near Adelaide in South Australia.
Royal Australian Air Force 11 Squadron P-8A Poseidon A47-006 loaded with two ATM-84J Harpoon training rounds during a training sortie over the Southern Ocean.
Australia is a co-operative partner with the US Navy on the P-8 programme and has influenced the capabilities of the aircraft, including integration of an air-droppable air-sea rescue kit, two of which are pictured here in the weapons bay of an RAAF P-8A
The Royal Australian Air Force has recently taken delivery of its tenth P-8A Poseidon and has announced that it will shortly deploy single aircraft to the Persian Gulf and Japan.
The first eight Australian P-8A aircraft were delivered in the US Navy’s ‘Increment 2’ baseline configuration, but subsequent aircraft arrived in the definitive, network-ready ‘Increment 3’ configuration
Some examples of the RAAF’s P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft have been adapted for electronic warfare operations (bottom left of the picture)
Royal Australian Air Force personnel from 11 Squadron load an ATM-84J Harpoon on to the P-8A Poseidon aircraft at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, during RIMPAC 2018.
The third RAF Poseidon MRA1 to arrive in the UK, ZP803, kicks up spray from the wet runway as it lands at RAF Lossiemouth, Moray, to complete its delivery flight from the USA on the evening of October 14, 2020
INITIAL OPERATING Capability (IOC) of the RAF's Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft fleet was formally announced on April 1, 2020.
The P-8A Poseidon is based on the commercial 737 airliner and thus able to leverage the lessons learned and expertise of the extensive civil maintenance infrastructure already in place
By acquiring US designed and manufactured platforms, the UK is able to take advantage of the economies of scale that Washington can bring, reducing overall acquisition and maintenance costs
The first P-8A for the RAF, serial number ZP801, will be delivered to the UK in early 2020 after being used to support training in the United States.
THE RAF'S first Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1, serial ZP801 (c/n 64175/7532), named Pride of Moray, has landed on UK soil.
The P-8A Poseidon has proven to be an attractive proposition for many countries, with Germany the latest to sign on the dotted line
The German Navy (Deutsche Marine) will acquire five P-8As from 2024 to replace its P-3C Orion fleet, which has been in service since 2005. Germany acquired eight second-hand Orions from the Dutch Navy and a proposed capability upgrade programme has now been cancelled
The five German P-8As will officially serve in an interim capacity, bridging a gap between retirement of the P-3C Orion and introduction of the French-German Maritime Airborne Warfare System (MAWS) programme in the mid-2030s
Norway became the fifth customer for the Poseidon, following the US, India, Australia and the UK, with an order for five aircraft in April 2017.
30 июля 2009г.: из цеха предприятия "Boeing" в Рентоне выкачен первый самолет БПА Boeing P-8A Poseidon, предназначенный для ВМС США. В том же году первые полеты совершили: 25 апреля - первый прототип, второй прототип - 5 июня, третий прототип - 23 сентября.
P-8 спроектирован на базе планера надежного авиалайнера Boeing 737, что снизило риски и стоимость создания новой машины.
P-8 Poseidon mission system installation and testing takes place at a facility located at Boeing Field in Seattle.
P-8 output will shortly increase to around one and a half aircraft per month as Boeing moves from Low Rate Initial Production to Full Rate Production.
A Naval Aircrewman unloads a sonobuoy from the rack onboard a P-8A Poseidon.
Based on the commercial 737 airliner, the P-8A has a weapons bay aft of the wing, capable of carrying a range of weapons, including torpedoes. Weapons, such as Harpoon anti-ship missiles can also be carried on four underwing hardpoints
Aviation ordnancemen assigned to VP-4 load a Mk54 torpedo on a P-8A Poseidon aircraft during a proficiency exercise on Kadena Air Base, Okinawa Japan.
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.
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.
An aviation ordnanceman uses the controller functions of an MHU-83 to load a AGM-84D Harpoon missile to a P-8A Poseidon aircraft during a proficiency exercise at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan.
Sailors assigned to Patrol Squadron 4 (VP-4) use a MHU-83 Munitions Handling Unit to load a AGM-84D Harpoon missile onto a P-8A Poseidon aircraft during a proficiency exercise at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan during the squadron's deployment to the US 7th Fleet area of operation.
The new pod-mounted countermeasures system being installed on VX-20 P-8A Poseidon 167953 '953' at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, on March 12, 2021