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Boeing Gets New $1.9B Order For USN P-8A  
User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12148 posts, RR: 51
Posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8447 times:

Looks like the Navy ordered 11 more Poseidons and on their way to a total of 117.

http://www.seattlepi.com/business/bo...e&utm_campaign=PIMail:%20Aerospace

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User currently offlinemffoda From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5738 times:

Looks like the Navy is getting close to ordering 72 more P-8A's, and another 2 C-40A's. This would add 74 737NG's to Boeing's backlog. Very nice...

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...chase-up-to-72-boeing-p-8s-380553/

http://www.menafn.com/menafn/8888bd2...sport-Aircraft-to-US-Navy?src=main



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User currently offlinerwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2353 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5515 times:
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Boeing has reported receiving the C-40A order:

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=2547

"ST. LOUIS, Dec. 27, 2012 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received a $145 million order from the U.S. Navy for two additional C-40A Clipper transport aircraft, increasing the service's ability to move..."


User currently offlinebikerthai From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 2131 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4844 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Thread starter):
Looks like the Navy ordered 11 more Poseidons and on their way to a total of 117.

This looks like the last of the Low Rate Production frames.

Quoting mffoda (Reply 1):
Looks like the Navy is getting close to ordering 72 more P-8A's,

And this multi-year buy may be the Full Rate Production buys.

With the Fiscal Cliff avoided, we can expect the line to be busy for a while.

bt



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User currently offlinegigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4341 times:

Can I ask a P-8A question?

Its an ASW platform... since sub warfare isn't the most popular form of combat these days, am I missing other capabilities that drive this to be a popular aircraft?

Does it help with a broader spectrum of naval warfare than just subs?

NS


User currently offlineThePointblank From Canada, joined Jan 2009, 1720 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4337 times:

Quoting gigneil (Reply 4):
Can I ask a P-8A question?

Its an ASW platform... since sub warfare isn't the most popular form of combat these days, am I missing other capabilities that drive this to be a popular aircraft?

Does it help with a broader spectrum of naval warfare than just subs?

NS

Maritime surveillance is another major role, along with civil protection duties such as counter-smuggling, EEZ protection, and SAR.


User currently offlinebikerthai From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 2131 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4227 times:

Quoting gigneil (Reply 4):
Does it help with a broader spectrum of naval warfare than just subs?

It does. The current P-3 have a broad spectrum of missions aside from those mentioned by ThePointblank.

Remember the P-3 that went down off China? It was on a electronic spying mission.

Remember the P-3 in Pakistan that was destroyed by the "Taliban"? Those were for counter-insurgent warfare.

There are/were P-3's in Afghanistan and Iraq performing ground surveillance to support ground operation.

The P-8A's will do all of these, just a little better.

And in a pinch, you can use the P-8A as a strike/bomber  

bt



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12562 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4138 times:

Quoting bikerthai (Reply 6):
And in a pinch, you can use the P-8A as a strike/bomber

And the P-8I should be able to provide great Indian carry-out!  



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