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The first anti-submarine aircraft P-8A Poseidon entered service with the Australian Air Force

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The Australian Air Force adopted the first anti-submarine aircraft P-8A Poseidon, reports "Warspot" with a link to the portal navaltoday.com


The P-8A Poseidon and the MQ-4C Triton drone will provide Australia with one of the world's most advanced maritime patrol and surveillance capabilities. The P-8A is a very effective successor to the AP-3C Orion, which will soon be leaving military service after nearly forty years of work.
- said Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne.

The first anti-submarine aircraft P-8A Poseidon entered service with the Australian Air Force


The Australian Ministry of Defense ordered X-NUMX P-12A Poseidon aircraft for its Air Force. To date, six of them have already been delivered to Australia, and yesterday the first aircraft officially took up combat duty.

The Boeing P-8A Poseidon is a new generation anti-submarine aircraft based on the Boeing 737 – 800 passenger liner. The Poseidon is equipped with an AN / APS-137D (V) 5 airborne radar and an AN / APY-10 electronic surveillance system. The radar station allows the aircraft to map the terrain, identify fixed surface targets, and also detect submarines at periscope depths.

The aircraft’s armament consists of Harpoon anti-ship missiles and Side-Air-to-Air missiles. In the internal compartment of weapons are placed sonar buoys designed to detect submarines at great depths, as well as depth charges and torpedoes Mark 54.
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  1. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 21 March 2018 11: 32
    +2
    12 aircraft P-8A
    Why do they need as many as 12 such aircraft if the Australian Navy includes about 50 warships and auxiliary vessels (including one aircraft carrier)? Or are they afraid that the submarines of Russia and China will rush to them in the first place?
    1. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 21 March 2018 11: 44
      +9
      Australia plays the role of one of the auxiliary Anglo-Saxon armies and its mission - to control its area of ​​responsibility and help the amers if necessary. Hence the specific distortions in the armament, and the complete conjugation with their equipment ...
    2. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 21 March 2018 11: 45
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      Or are they afraid that the submarines of Russia and China will rush to them in the first place?

      But who knows where the Queen of England wants to send them this time. The Australian fighters (with a kangaroo) in the Middle East seem to sound like nonsense, but they were there and carried out combat missions. WWII history, again, the Japanese didn’t reach them on a large scale. only because of the active actions of the Americans. Between China and Australia, a bunch of island countries in the ocean hang out where both actively throw their investments, get resources from them. Therefore
      such a weapon they will certainly not be amiss.
  2. Don
    Don 21 March 2018 12: 02
    +2
    White envy can envy the Australians. Russian anti-submarine aircraft to Poseidon, as ... in general, as a Cossack against a modern Mercedes winked
  3. Old26
    Old26 21 March 2018 18: 02
    +1
    Quote: rotmistr60
    12 aircraft P-8A
    Why do they need as many as 12 such aircraft if the Australian Navy includes about 50 warships and auxiliary vessels (including one aircraft carrier)? Or are they afraid that the submarines of Russia and China will rush to them in the first place?

    Well, your answer was predictable. if not for us, then why should they? And why do we need a replacement for the Be-12 and IL-38? For us, too, Australian submarines do not rush?