Saturday, August 01, 2009

P-8A secretly acquires mission to rival Joint STARS

Stephen Trimble on the Dew Line blog is reporting that the Boeing P-8A Poseidon has secretly acquired a new role for the US Navy that will transform the maritime patrol aircraft into a rival of the US Air Force's Northrop Grumman E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS).

Details of the mission surfaced today in a press release issued by Raytheon, which announced receiving a multi-year contract to develop an advanced new radar for the P-8A programme.

More details at