Tag: Boeing P-8A Poseidon

Russian Su-27 pilot Films Footage on his Mobile Phone as his Flanker intercepts US Navy P-8A Poseidon
The Su-27 pilot is seen holding his phone in a reflection as he films the P-8 flying above his Flanker and then pans down to show land and water below. Russia says it scrambled a Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker fighter jet to intercept a US Navy P-8A Poseidon that was flying close to the annexed...
“Russian Su-35 carried out an unsafe intercept of a U. S. Navy P-8A over the Mediterranean Sea,” the Pentagon says
The crew of the P-8A reported wake turbulence following the interaction. The duration of the intercept was approximately 28 minutes. On Jun. 4, 2019, a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft flying in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea was intercepted by a Russian Su-35 three times. The first and third interaction were deemed...
New Zealand could soon buy 4 P-8A Poseidons
New Zealand’s Defence Minister Ron Mark will propose to buy four Boeing P-8A Poseidons to replace the P-3K New Zealand’s Defence Minister Ron Mark is expected to propose to his cabinet colleagues a decision by the military to buy four Boeing P-8A Poseidons to replace the P-3K. The plan will cost taxpayers $1.4 billion and a full decision will be made...
Cool photos show RAAF KC-30A tanker refuelling U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon
RAAF No. 33 Squadron and Aircraft Research and Development Unit worked with U.S. Navy VX-20 to conduct the trials from Naval Air Station Patuxent River Taken on May 29, 2018 the cool photos in this post show a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) KC-30A belonging to No. 33 Squadron refuelling a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon belonging to VX-20 during trials...
IOC five months ahead of schedule for RAAF P-8A Poseidon aircraft
RAAF has taken delivery of six P-8A Poseidon aircraft from an overall order book of 12 According Flight Global, Royal Australian Air Force's Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft have achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC). Noteworthy the IOC for the 737-based maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft came five months ahead of schedule, says defence minister Marise Payne. The service has taken delivery of six...
Russian Su-27 fighter comes within 5 feet from U.S. Navy EP-3E over the Black Sea
The EP-3E Aries II curtailed its mission and returned to base According to USNI News on Jan. 29, 2018 a U.S. Navy EP-3E Aries II surveillance aircraft was intercepted at close range by a Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter over the Black Sea. In fact as first reported by the CNN the Su-27 came within 5 feet from the EP-3E. The fighter...
"Our Su-30 helped U.S. Navy P-8 aircrew to avoid an international scandal," Russian military official says
"Our pilots, in actual fact, helped their U.S. counterparts avoid an international incident that would have erupted if they had violated Russia's state border," Lt. Gen. Viktor Sevastyanov, commander of the 4th Air and Air Defence Forces Army of the Russian Southern Military District As we have recently explained the Pentagon complained that a Russian Su-30 fighter jet had carried...
Russian Su-30 fighter jet makes unsafe intercept of U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft
The Su-30 crossed P-8 flight path from right to left with its afterburners engaged. The maritime patrol aircraft had no way of avoiding its jet wash and experienced a 15-degree roll and violent turbulence. The Pentagon complained that a Russian Su-30 fighter jet had carried out an unsafe intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon on Nov. 25 over the Black...
VP-5 becomes first Squadron to employ the P-8 Poseidon in counter-drug ops
One month into deployment, CAC-8 and CAC-12 of VP-5 Mad Foxes are well on their way to proving the P-8's counter-narcotic utility in Central America As reported by Jax Air News, Combat Air Crews (CACs) of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 deployed to Cooperative Security Location (CSL) Comalapa to become the first squadron to employ the P-8A Poseidon in counter-narcotic operations...
The P-8A, with just two crew members aboard, was conducting circuit training when the incident occurred A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon had to make an emergency landing at Corpus Christi International Airport, Texas on Nov. 6 after its left engine caught fire. The aircraft, with just two crew members aboard, was conducting circuit training when the incident occurred. As reported by Corpus...