For the first time in 50 years the US Navys Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force (MPRF) is transitioning to a new aircraft type. Since 1962, the MPRF has relied on the Lockheed P-3 Orion for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW) operations. Now, the P-3s are reaching the end of their lifecycle after an unprecedented fifty years in service.
The replacement will be Boeings P-8A Poseidon, which won the Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft programme contract in 2004. A total of 117 P-8As will eventually be delivered and are expected to remain in the US Navy for 25 years. With the exponential growth of unmanned air systems (UAS) and the US militarys focus on unmanned capabilities across all domains, why has the US Navy and Boeing invested so much in the P-8A a manned platform with operational concepts that date back 50 years?The answer lies in the P-8s significant operational capabilities, which includes UAS networked operations, and how Boeing has reduced development and manufacturing costs to meet the US Navys stringent demands. The aircraft has been developed by Boeing Defense, Space & Security, modified from the 737-800ERX. This beautiful natural mahogany wood model would be a great addition to any collection. Our eFulfillment centers are open Monday through Friday and closed weekends and holidays. We welcome your questions and will try to answer them as quickly as possible.
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