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Poseidon visits Canberra

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 20, 2012
The P-8 coming in to land at Canberra. (Paul Sadler/Airservices)

The Boeing P-8A Poseidon – slated to replace the RAAF’s stalwart AP-3C Orion aircraft under project AIR 7000 – has made its first visit to Australia.

Two US Navy P-8s from the Air Test and Evaluation 1 (VX-1) Squadron based at Naval Air Station Patuxent River have been in Australia since June 1, participating in TAMEX an Australian-US joint anti-submarine exercise of the West Australia coast.

Following the exercise, the aircraft have conducted a flying tour of the RAAF Base Edinburgh, home to the AP-3C Orion fleet, and yesterday visited Fairbairn in Canberra.

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