KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12160 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3794 times:
Quoting Thorny (Reply 2): (brave of them, considering the Wedgetail fiasco.)
I don't think this will be like the Wedgetail. The RAAF was the first customer for Wedgetail, and absorbed most of the developement costs. In the case of the P-8 program the USN is the launch customer.
StealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3775 times:
Quoting Thorny (Reply 2): Australia has indicated they'll be buying it as well
Haven't seen any direct indication regarding P-8 but there have been statements regarding the integration of a new ASW platform.
Not sure what other real alternatives there might be.(how many times can you warm over the P-3?)
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!