Monday, January 23, 2012

VP-30 to Welcome First Production P-8A in March

Photo by Clark Pierce via a to the Jax Air News website.

The P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft – shown here on a 2011 visit to NAS Jax – is a modified Boeing 737-800ERX that brings together a highly reliable airframe and turbofan jet engines with a fully connected open architecture mission system. This combination, coupled with next-generation sensors, will dramatically improve anti-submarine warfare (ASW), and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) capabilities. This year, VP-16 will be the Navy's first operational squadron to train and transition to the P-8A Poseidon.