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Any News / Pictures On The Kawsaki P-X MPA?

Sat Sep 27, 2003 12:57 am

Under development by the Japanese defense Agency as a replacement for their P3C fleet. Should have 4 (japanese, IHI) turbofans, an Orion like hull, boeing like tail & swept wings.

http://www.nautilus.org/napsnet/dr/0304/APR11.html#item18
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RE: Any News / Pictures On The Kawsaki P-X MPA?

Sun Sep 28, 2003 6:11 am



Maritime Patrol Aircraft (P-X) Under development to replace the current P-3C.

Looks like a expensive program ... Japanese billions, quality, reliability and high tech electronics ?

Will this be the long term P3C replacement for the hundreds of P3´s around the world ?





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RE: Any News / Pictures On The Kawsaki P-X MPA?

Tue Sep 30, 2003 4:47 am

looking at the airframe & wings I can see thsi aircarft as basis for AWACS, Tanker and EW variants. Stretched it could even look like an airliner .. however 4 engines are expensive for an airliner this size. Cross section looks like that of the P3.

A solution must be find to replace the hundreds of Orions flying around the world. Some are getting very old..

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