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Boeing P-8A Poseidon
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Units (5 + 7? in procurement):
Serials / markings:

assigned to: Marinefliegergeschwader 3 (MFG 3) "Graf Zeppelin"
Fliegerhorst Nordholz, Niedersachsen
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The Boeing P-8 Poseidon is an American maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft developed and produced by Boeing Defense, Space & Security, and derived from the civilian Boeing 737-800. It was developed for the United States Navy (USN).

The P-8 operates in the anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) roles. It is armed with torpedoes, Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and other weapons and can drop and monitor sonobuoys.

The P-8 is operated by the United States Navy, the Indian Navy, the Royal Australian Air Force, and the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force. It has also been ordered by the Royal Norwegian Air Force, the Royal New Zealand Air Force, the Republic of Korea Navy, and the German Navy.

The P-8 is a militarized version of the 737-800ERX, a 737-800 with 737-900-based wings. The fuselage is similar to, but longer than, the 737-700-based C-40 Clipper transport aircraft in service with the USN. The P-8 has a strengthened fuselage for low-altitude operations and raked wingtips similar to those fitted to the Boeing 767-400ER, instead of the blended winglets available on 737NG variants.

In order to power additional onboard electronics, the P-8 has a 180 kVA electric generator on each engine, replacing the 90 kVA generator of civilian 737s; this required the redesigning of the nacelles and their wing mountings. The P-8 has a smoother flight experience, subjecting crews to less turbulence and fumes than the preceding P-3, allowing them to concentrate better on missions.

The P-8 features the Raytheon APY-10 multi-mission surface search radar. Unlike the preceding P-3, the P-8 lacks a magnetic anomaly detector (MAD) due to its higher operational altitude; its acoustic sensor system is reportedly more effective at acoustic tracking and thus lacking a MAD will not impede its detection capabilities; India's P-8I is equipped with a MAD per the contract request.

Various sensor data are combined via data fusion software to track targets. Following the cancellation of Lockheed Martin's Aerial Common Sensor project, Boeing proposed a signals intelligence variant of the P-8 for the USN's requirement. During the P-8A Increment 2 upgrade in 2016, the APS-149 Littoral Surveillance Radar System (LSRS) will be replaced by the Advanced Airborne Sensor radar.

The five operator stations (two naval flight officers plus three enlisted Aviation Warfare Operators/naval aircrewman) are mounted in a sideways row, along the port side of the cabin. Other than one large window on each side of the forward cabin for two observers, none of the other crew stations have windows. A short bomb bay for torpedoes and other stores opens behind the wing. The P-8 is to be equipped with the High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Capability (HAAWC) Air Launch Accessory (ALA), turning a Mark 54 torpedo into a glide bomb for deploying from up to 30,000 ft (9,100 m).

German Navy:
The US Department of State approved a possible Foreign Military Sale of five P-8As with associated equipment to Germany for an estimated cost of $1.77 billion. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified US Congress of the possible sale on 12 March 2021. On 23 June 2021, Germany approved the purchase of five P-8As worth $1.31 billion. On 28 September 2021, Germany finalized the purchase and is to retire its existing P-3C Orions when the P-8s are delivered.

According to information published in June 2022, seven additional P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft have been ordered by the German MoD.

General characteristics:
Crew: Flight: two; Mission: seven
Capacity: 19,800 lb (9,000 kg)
Length: 129 ft 5 in (39.47 m)
Wingspan: 123 ft 6 in (37.64 m)
Height: 42 ft 1 in (12.83 m)
Empty weight: 138,300 lb (62,730 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 189,200 lb (85,820 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x CFM56-7B27A turbofans, 27,300 lbf (121 kN) thrust each
Maximum speed: 564 mph (907 km/h, 490 kn)
Cruise speed: 509 mph (815 km/h, 440 kn)
Combat range: 1,381 mi (2,222 km, 1,200 nmi) ; 4 hours on station
Ferry range: 5,200 mi (8,300 km, 4,500 nmi)
Service ceiling: 41,000 ft (12,496 m)

11 hardpoints  (internal bay with 5 hardpoints / 6 external hardpoints)
for a variety of weapons:
AGM-84 Harpoon
Mark 54 torpedo
mines and/or depth charges
up to 129 sonobuoys

Raytheon APY-10 multi-mission surface search radar
AN/ALQ-240 Electronic Support Measures Suite
AN/APS-154 Advanced Airborne Sensor

source: wikipedia

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