US Navy Poseidon anti-submarine aircraft rearm on new arsenal


American anti-submarine and anti-ship aircraft Boeing P-8 Poseidon will receive new weapons. These machines are widely used by American troops. In particular, they were seen near the Syrian and Iranian coasts, as well as at the southwestern borders of Russia.


The U.S. Air Force posted a request on the government procurement website asking specialized companies to adapt part of the U.S. weaponry for use on Poseidon. Thus, the Pentagon hopes to strengthen the combat power of aircraft.

It is planned to give it LRASM anti-ship missiles, “smart” JDAM bombs, some Quickstrike bottom mines, namely the Mk62, 63 and 65, the guided high-precision bomb GBU-39, the BRU-55 bomb holder and the MALD bait missile to protect the aircraft from anti-aircraft systems. In order to more conveniently use this arsenal, it is planned to install a universal weapon interface UAI and a number of other updates affecting control systems.

Currently, the combat potential of the Poseidons is limited by the obsolete AGM-84D Harpoon anti-ship missiles and the Mark 54 small-sized torpedoes. As you can imagine, LRASM will become a replacement for the less accurate Harpoons. However, most of the new weapons simply enhances the effectiveness of the P-8 against surface and underwater targets.

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  1. Mavrikiy 5 February 2020 07: 13 New
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    Not spectacular, and not effective, like axes according to Khmeimim.
    What the Americans didn’t lay a couple of tons of explosives on the ship, now do not see the contract. request
    1. Thrall 5 February 2020 07: 28 New
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      So the Russians do not have a fleet, the Americans themselves say smile
  2. Pete mitchell 5 February 2020 07: 31 New
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    By adding JDAMs and GBU-38sdb they make a bomb carrier out of it? With enough advanced intelligence equipment on board and a decent stockpile of bombs, he will now be able to independently work on ground targets out of duty in the air. But what, any bearded without air defense to hollow - quite a working idea
    1. Tank jacket 5 February 2020 07: 59 New
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      Yes, what are you saying? they support, train and arm the bearded.
      1. Pete mitchell 5 February 2020 16: 56 New
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        Let it be slaughter someone in the absence of air defense.
        And they have business relations with the bearded - they use it as they want if necessary
  3. Tank jacket 5 February 2020 07: 50 New
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    Poseidon-8 is able to conduct a group of drones, which he demonstrated in Syria during the attack on Khmeimim. Perhaps he knows how to take control of the passenger Boeing.
    1. bessmertniy 5 February 2020 08: 45 New
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      That is, with its help, Americans can arrange serious provocations - even to the point of snatching control from pilots and crashing other people's planes. what
      1. Tank jacket 5 February 2020 08: 47 New
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        Poseidon-8 is a very interesting plane ... A wolf in sheep's clothing.
    2. Pete mitchell 5 February 2020 17: 02 New
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      Quote: Tank jacket
      Perhaps he knows how to take control of passenger Boeing.

      You do not slander the P-8 Paseidon, does it even technically represent how you take control? Do not repeat other people's nonsense
      1. Tank jacket 5 February 2020 18: 11 New
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        Formerly CIA Officer Geraldi: The United States has cyber and electronic warfare capabilities to suppress and alter signals related to both transponder airliners and Iranian air defense. Israel seems to have the same ability, Giraldi said. In conclusion, Giraldi said that the US electronic operation to bring down a civilian plane and then blame Iran for this, “involves a deliberate and carefully planned event,”
        1. Pete mitchell 5 February 2020 19: 31 New
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          Quote: Tank jacket
          to suppress and modify signals related to transponders of airliners

          I still wildly apologize, but what does the suppression of transponder signals and the interception of aircraft control have to do with it? And what will they achieve by suppressing the signal?
          I honestly did not read Giraldi, but he seems to me made a sound by the brain, no more.
    3. eklmn 5 February 2020 19: 11 New
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      “Maybe he can take control of a passenger Boeing.”
      Yes, no - they just open the landing doors and the airflow will draw out those passengers who do not know English!
      1. Pete mitchell 5 February 2020 19: 32 New
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        Quote: eklmn
        they will open the landing doors and the air flow will draw out ...

        It’s not easy to open the doors in the air, very
        1. Alexey RA 6 February 2020 16: 42 New
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          Quote: Pete Mitchell
          It’s not easy to open the doors in the air, very

          So they are not fools - first the stop crane is pulled. smile
          1. Pete mitchell 6 February 2020 19: 02 New
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            Quote: Alexey RA
            they are not fools - at first the stop crane is pulled

            The moral of this fable is this - do not sit near the stop of the crane on the plane lol
  4. Vladimir_2U 5 February 2020 08: 09 New
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    LRASM will be a replacement for less accurate "Harpoons"
    RCC on the area and does not hit that LRASM that Harpoon, but they have different visibility.
  5. pru-pavel 5 February 2020 08: 53 New
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    Neither To this Don, nor To this Volga, nor Posey Yenisei this device will not fly
  6. rocket757 5 February 2020 09: 04 New
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    US Navy Poseidon anti-submarine aircraft rearm on new arsenal

    Here is a long and effective work with this technique.
    Oh, we would ........
  7. Operator 5 February 2020 10: 44 New
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    I didn’t understand - the USA ended with bombers or Russian nuclear submarines moved to the class of surface ships according to NATO qualifications, if you have to involve a civilian aircraft with no available overload (a tidy target for the S-500 and RVV-BD) for strike targets?
    1. SovAr238A 5 February 2020 21: 07 New
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      Quote: Operator
      I didn’t understand - the USA ended with bombers or Russian nuclear submarines moved to the class of surface ships according to NATO qualifications, if you have to involve a civilian aircraft with no available overload (a tidy target for the S-500 and RVV-BD) for strike targets?


      Yes. Yes.
      in your alternative universe in the patrol zone of Russian SSBNs near the Aleutian Islands, there are always S-500 and RVV-DB - which are not yet in service ...
      in the area of ​​Novaya Zemlya and Svalbard, too, everything is in your universe ...
  8. Pushkowed 5 February 2020 11: 20 New
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    1. Now it’s a flying minzag (before it was mainly done by the B-52). Dangerously. Maybe from outside our airspace to block the exit from the base - and we essentially have nothing to trawl. Moreover, if the B-52 approaches to the bases attract a lot of attention, then by flying an anti-submarine you will not surprise anyone - a routine. There may be "surprises."
    2. It is made on the basis of a passenger liner. Now he is also a bomber. Testing the concept of a cheap and simple "national" bomber for a big war. Remodeling already built passenger aircraft is not for you to file down the B-21. Cheap, angry, massively. In addition, if you replace the transponder, then on the first day of the war it can be disguised as a passenger plane. And calmly fly into someone else's airspace along the international corridor - to deliver a sudden first strike.
    1. eklmn 5 February 2020 19: 19 New
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      “And calmly fly into someone else’s airspace along the international corridor ....”
      You can safely fly in without an international corridor. And sit on Red Square ...
  9. CBR600 5 February 2020 12: 34 New
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    Sadness. Now the boats are required to be equipped with an underwater launch / launch air defense system plus a radar. This P-8 has an undeniable advantage. Both ice and depth will not save the boat.
    What will divers say?
    1. gregor6549 5 February 2020 15: 21 New
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      The Chinese are already developing similar air defense systems with the launch of missiles from a torpedo tube. What will come of this idea they will wait and see. Many questions are raised by how they are going to provide for the detection of an anti-submarine aircraft / helicopter, its support and guidance of missiles in the radio silence mode of the boat /.
      1. SovAr238A 5 February 2020 21: 09 New
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        Quote: gregor6549
        The Chinese are already developing similar air defense systems with the launch of missiles from a torpedo tube. What will come of this idea they will wait and see. Many questions are raised by how they are going to provide for the detection of an anti-submarine aircraft / helicopter, its support and guidance of missiles in the radio silence mode of the boat /.


        The French have long done ...
        Only here, except as an anti-helicopter, otherwise it does not work.
        The submarine has no chance to detect the PLO plane in time and hit it.
        He will do it first anyway.
        always the first.
    2. Eugene-Eugene 6 February 2020 14: 19 New
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      depth
      Quote: CBR600
      What will divers say?

      Depth
  10. eklmn 5 February 2020 20: 02 New
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    For the curious:
    3,2019
    “Poseidons are watching the sea, watching the hiding submarines of Russia in the Mediterranean Sea”
    https://www.stripes.com/news/poseidons-watch-seas-from-above-as-russia-lurks-in-the-mediterranean-1.573129
    “... The P-8A Poseidon crew noticed a periscope, possibly a Russian submarine, protruding from the waves of the Mediterranean Sea. They were ordered to fly forward - the next mission was a priority.
    “Operated by crews of nine, Poseidons are equipped with high-tech sensors, communications systems and radars that can detect ships hundreds of miles away or accurately detect the periscope hundreds of feet below the surface of the ocean.
    “It's like seeing a straw in the middle of the water is hard,” said Lieutenant Mason Bailey, P-8A pilot and aircraft commander. "But ... you can see it."