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In the United States began full-scale mass production of aircraft "Poseidon"

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In the United States began full-scale mass production of aircraft "Poseidon"

The US Navy has signed a contract with Boeing for the deployment of full-scale mass production of the P-8A Poseidon marine multi-purpose aircraft, February reports janes.com 25.


The first production batch includes 16 aircraft, contracts for the production of four small-scale batches (six, seven, 11 and 13 aircraft, respectively) were previously signed. Deliveries began in the 2012 year - two for operational tests and five for the Navy. In 2013, the company began producing and supplying eight aircraft for the US Navy and three for the Indian Navy (the Indian version is P-8I Neptune and has a slightly different configuration). In 2019, Boeing plans to reach the maximum rate of release - 16 aircraft.

The US Navy plans to buy 117 aircraft of this type, India has signed a contract for eight cars with an option for four, Australia also approved the purchase of the same number of aircraft. It is reported that the company is negotiating with another five countries, presumably these are Canada, Italy, Norway, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.

The crew of the 9 is a man (including five operators), the flight radius is more than 2000 km with 4 hour loitering at this range. The aircraft was created on the basis of a commercial airliner Boeing 737-800 (wings from the version 737-900). Poseidons are built by a group headed by Boeing, which also includes the subcontractors CFM International, GE Aviation, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Spirit AeroSystems.
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  1. Ingvar
    Ingvar 27 February 2014 12: 59
    +10
    Thanks for the article, but it doesn’t please .......)
    1. lelikas
      lelikas 27 February 2014 13: 57
      +1
      Quote: ingvar
      Thanks for the article, but it doesn’t please .......)

      While the Americans are bending over from the crisis and building anti-submarine aircraft, we rejoice at the next presidential board ..... In which case, Himself will track boats from him.
      1. Phase
        Phase 27 February 2014 14: 15
        +4
        Quote: lelikas
        While the Americans are bending over from the crisis and building anti-submarine aircraft, we rejoice at the next presidential board ..... In which case, Himself will track boats from him

        Exactly. Poseidon is replacing the P-3 Orion. This is a fairly old anti-submarine patrol aircraft based on the Lockheed Electra passenger turboprop. Our analogue was the Il-38, also created on the basis of the passenger Il-18. Only here these same Il-38s still fly ...
        And "Poseidon" is a modern class car. His patrol speed is about the same as Orion's (although due to modern sensors, the submarine detection radius is much greater), but the maximum speed is 900 km / h. This greatly speeds up the arrival in the patrol area and allows you to make "throws" with a short search in several areas. As a result, the "covered area" is almost three times larger than Orion.
        I hope we are also developing a similar machine. This is especially important for us, in case of war American hunter boats will be pulled up to Severomorsk with the task of destroying our SSBNs.
        For the unhindered exit of our boats, Admiral Kuznetsov was built, whose wing can provide air cover and make it impossible for the United States to use carrier-based anti-submarine aircraft. But there is no anti-submarine wing on Kuznetsovo, since it was assumed that coastal-based anti-submarine aircraft would solve the problem of finding and destroying American hunter boats. Only a new generation car in the days of the USSR did not have time to create, and the boats have since improved ... So we just need to make a car of the same class - with a high maximum speed and at the same time a long patrol time.
    2. moremansf
      moremansf 27 February 2014 16: 22
      +1
      We are new submarines, they are new anti-submarine aircraft ... everything is interconnected ...
      1. lelikas
        lelikas 27 February 2014 18: 38
        +1
        Quote: moremansf
        We are new submarines, they are new anti-submarine aircraft ... everything is interconnected ...

        Nothing, that on one new submarine there will be four aircraft? Yes, and they continue to rivet boats like pies.
  2. Login_Off
    Login_Off 27 February 2014 13: 15
    +2
    They are building on a grand scale, we must pay tribute. Not bad naval scouts.
  3. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 27 February 2014 13: 17
    +2
    Another reason for the collapse of the Ukrainian aircraft industry.
  4. old rocket man
    old rocket man 27 February 2014 13: 20
    +3
    Here are some concrete actions to increase influence in the Pacific Ocean region. That is to say, a "preemptive strike" on the Chinese and Russian fleets.
    Definitely not happy.
    1. ZU-23
      ZU-23 27 February 2014 14: 04
      0
      Any unit of Americanos weapons, even pistols, is bad for us.
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  5. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 27 February 2014 13: 52
    +2
    We also would not hurt to replace the IL-38.
    1. demel2
      demel2 27 February 2014 15: 41
      +1
      Quote: Kovrovsky
      We also would not hurt to replace the IL-38.

      The modernized IL-38 was driven to the SF, so it stood for two years at the airfield, it was said that there were no operators, the other day it seemed to have flown up.
  6. servant.
    servant. 27 February 2014 14: 00
    +4
    Quote: Kovrovsky
    We also would not hurt to replace the IL-38.
    Alas, nothing. .. And the fact that there are crumbs ....
    1. Ivan Petrovich
      Ivan Petrovich 27 February 2014 14: 16
      +3
      how is it nothing, but the 2018 World Cup? a holiday for loafers ...
  7. Eugeniy_369k
    Eugeniy_369k 27 February 2014 14: 07
    0
    The reaction to the activation of China in the field of construction of the Navy, but our contribution also ...
    1. Nayhas
      Nayhas 27 February 2014 14: 48
      +1
      Quote: Eugeniy_369k
      The reaction to the activation of China in the field of construction of the Navy, but our contribution also ...

      No. It was just time for Orions to change a long time ago.
      1. Eugeniy_369k
        Eugeniy_369k 27 February 2014 15: 53
        +3
        Quote: Nayhas
        No. It was just time for Orions to change a long time ago.

        Well it goes without saying wink , but "Poseidons" then tea will be better than "Orions", and 117 pcs. I'll tell you a decent figure, for a simple replacement of the "Orions" P-8A Poseidon I think you can order less, here it smells like a strategy wink
  8. Nayhas
    Nayhas 27 February 2014 14: 54
    +1
    The situation with anti-submarine aviation is just awful! The US and its allies have a large number of submarines, but there is no one to look for them.
  9. polkownik1
    polkownik1 27 February 2014 14: 57
    0
    Let's not forget about the Arctic. The Arctic is large, the struggle for it is unfolding, the Poseidons have a lot of work. We need to answer! Hopefully we thought about it ...
    1. lelikas
      lelikas 27 February 2014 18: 51
      0
      Quote: polkownik1
      Hopefully we thought about it ...

      That's exactly what they just thought, destroying the A-40, thought to create on the basis of the Tu - 204 and thought it all ended ....
  10. Gagarin
    Gagarin 27 February 2014 15: 17
    0
    It’s envious to see if we had such an order in the troops. It’s hard to drag here ... Russia can only answer in an inadequate way. Here you need to think hard.
  11. grandfather
    grandfather 27 February 2014 15: 28
    0
    I'm not an aviator, so if not then excuse me:
    the main thing is not airplanes, but the equipment inside, the article clearly says 737.
    what prevents in wartime repacking the whole citizen? the rate of installation of equipment is 50 times faster than the construction of aircraft.
    Civilians need to build good ones, but in the event of war everything will go to the front and, together with the civilian military, they will be released without fanaticism and undermining the country's economy.
    article + for tips request yes
    1. demel2
      demel2 27 February 2014 15: 45
      +2
      Quote: bearded
      , the article clearly says 737

      But do we produce aircraft of this type? And our equipment, as always, will be longer and heavier.
      1. grandfather
        grandfather 27 February 2014 16: 53
        0
        Quote: demel2
        Quote: bearded
        , the article clearly says 737


        But do we produce aircraft of this type? And our equipment, as always, will be longer and heavier.


        Tu-204/214 is the only aircraft of this class that can be planted without any engines at all. So, the RA-64011 board is known for making a successful landing at the Omsk airport on January 14, 2002 after turning off the engines in flight due to the complete exhaustion of fuel.

        Il-96 and Tu-204/214, which did not take a single human life, unlike the American-European junk of the Boeing type.
        1. clidon
          clidon 27 February 2014 17: 34
          +2
          Tu-204/214 is the only aircraft of this class that can be planted without any engines at all.

          Read something about "Gimli's glider".

          Il-96 and Tu-204/214, which did not take a single human life, unlike the American-European junk of the Boeing type.

          They would still fly as much and in such quantity as the "junk", then it would be possible to compare. And then the IL-96 on regular passenger lines is used less than a dozen, and the second two dozen. At the same time, two cars have already been lost in the Tu-204, 5 people were killed in the second.
  12. Aleksey_K
    Aleksey_K 27 February 2014 20: 00
    0
    This is a subsonic multipurpose aircraft. Huge, then not maneuverable. Detect it and knock down to spit. Another thing is to use it as a scout snarling with missiles at some distance from the theater of actions. Vobschem neither this nor that.
    1. clidon
      clidon 27 February 2014 21: 26
      0
      This is primarily a basic marine anti-submarine reconnaissance aircraft. What are you going to discover him over the ocean (most likely he will do it much earlier than you) and even more so to shoot him down?