maritime patrol aircraft

How the flawed L-188 Electra airliner originated the P-3 Orion, the most successful compromise in the history of maritime aviation

How the flawed L-188 Electra airliner originated the P-3 Orion, the most successful compromise in the history of maritime aviation

The P-3, the most successful compromise in the history of maritime aviation Designed to replace the P-2 Neptune, Lockheed's P-3… Read More

2 weeks ago

US Navy F/A-18 pilot recalls when he was launched on Alert 5 to intercept an Iranian patrol aircraft that ended up being a C-2 COD

Alert 5 Alert 5, also referred to as Ready Five, is a condition of high alert for aircraft crews on… Read More

7 months ago

US Navy P-8A Poseidon splashes in Kaneohe Bay after Overshooting Hawaiian Runway. Crew Safe.

US Navy P-8A Poseidon in Hawaii’s Kaneohe Bay According to US Marine Corps (USMC) officials a US Navy P-8A Poseidon… Read More

8 months ago

The story of the Norwegian Air Force P-3 Orion that was damaged in a collision with a Soviet Su-27 Flanker over the Barents Sea

Lt. (SG) Vasiliy Tsymbal manoeuvred Su-27 Flanker dangerously close to the P-3 Orion and the port fin struck the No.… Read More

2 years ago

US Navy delivers first converted CN-235 maritime patrol aircraft to Royal Malaysian Air Force

The upgrade includes a maritime surveillance mission suite, maritime surveillance radar, an electro-optical infrared turret, line-of-sight datalink and a roll-on/roll-off… Read More

2 years ago

Boeing debuts the first P-8A Poseidon aircraft for New Zealand featuring iconic Kiwi Roundel

“The aircraft features the iconic Kiwi roundel, a native bird to New Zealand,” Sheena Vince Cruz, Boeing P-8 Asia-Pacific region… Read More

2 years ago

US Navy P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft reportedly assisted Ukrainians in hitting Russian Navy’s Black Sea flagship RTS Moskva (121)

The US Navy reportedly used one of its P-8 Poseidon surveillance aircraft to provide accurate targeting data to Ukrainian forces… Read More

2 years ago

That time a UN Aircrew played a Prank on Passengers by making them believe their Aircraft was Crashing during a Falling Leaf Landing at Herat

There were still a lot of hostilities at the time, so the pilots did what is called a falling leaf… Read More

2 years ago

Maiden flight for Norway’s first Boeing P-8A Poseidon

The first of five Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft for Norway performed its maiden flight on Aug. 9, 2021. The first… Read More

3 years ago

Former P-3 NFO tells the story of when his Orion intercepted a Soviet Tu-95 Bear strategic bomber

‘We had been conducting operations at low level (200 - 300 feet) in the Norwegian Sea, when we received a… Read More

3 years ago

People’s Liberation Army Navy Destroyer Lased US Navy P-8A while it was flying in airspace above international waters

A People’s Republic of China (PRC) navy destroyer 161 lased a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime on Feb. 17 while… Read More

4 years ago

US Navy to Stop Buying P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft despite Russian and Chinese Submarines are a Growing Threat

The US Navy in fact has a validated warfighting requirement of 138 Poseidons to cope with Russian and Chinese naval… Read More

5 years ago

“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.… Read More

5 years ago

“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… Read More

7 years ago

U.S. NAVY RELEASES VIDEO SHOWING RUSSIAN SU-24 FENCER ATTACK AIRCRAFT BUZZING USS PORTER

Su-24 attack aircraft buzzing USS Porter As we have previously reported, on Feb. 10, 2017 U.S Navy destroyer USS Porter… Read More

7 years ago

“MULTIPLE RUSSIAN MILITARY AIRCRAFT RECENTLY BUZZED U.S. NAVY DESTROYER USS PORTER,” THE PENTAGON SAYS

Multiple Russian military aircraft came close to U.S. Navy destroyer USS Porter As reported by Reuters, the Pentagon said on… Read More

7 years ago