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Defence signs Poseidon upgrade deal

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 5, 2012
A US Navy P-8A coming in to land at Canberra. (Paul Sadler/Airservices)

Defence has announced the signing of a $73.9 million Increment 3 Project Arrangement with the US Navy for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.

The signing formalises Australia’s continuing participation in the development of the Boeing 737 based P-8A, which is set to partially replace the RAAF’s fleet of 19 AP-3C Orions under Project Air 7000. The AP-3C is slated to be withdrawn from service around 2019.

The Increment 3 Project Arrangement is the first planned upgrade to the Australian P-8A fleet and aims to provide a range of upgraded capability to the Increment 2 aircraft, including a networked maritime strike weapon, air-sea rescue kit and enhanced target tracking.

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The arrangement falls under the Production, Sustainment and Follow-on Development Memorandum of Understanding between Defence and the United States Navy, which was signed in March this year and provides the framework by which the P-8A will be acquired, sustained and developed through its service life.

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Defence signs Poseidon upgrade deal

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 5, 2012
A US Navy P-8A coming in to land at Canberra. (Paul Sadler/Airservices)

Defence has announced the signing of a $73.9 million Increment 3 Project Arrangement with the US Navy for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.

The signing formalises Australia’s continuing participation in the development of the Boeing 737 based P-8A, which is set to partially replace the RAAF’s fleet of 19 AP-3C Orions under Project Air 7000. The AP-3C is slated to be withdrawn from service around 2019.

The Increment 3 Project Arrangement is the first planned upgrade to the Australian P-8A fleet and aims to provide a range of upgraded capability to the Increment 2 aircraft, including a networked maritime strike weapon, air-sea rescue kit and enhanced target tracking.

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The arrangement falls under the Production, Sustainment and Follow-on Development Memorandum of Understanding between Defence and the United States Navy, which was signed in March this year and provides the framework by which the P-8A will be acquired, sustained and developed through its service life.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Defence signs Poseidon upgrade deal

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 5, 2012
A US Navy P-8A coming in to land at Canberra. (Paul Sadler/Airservices)

Defence has announced the signing of a $73.9 million Increment 3 Project Arrangement with the US Navy for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.

The signing formalises Australia’s continuing participation in the development of the Boeing 737 based P-8A, which is set to partially replace the RAAF’s fleet of 19 AP-3C Orions under Project Air 7000. The AP-3C is slated to be withdrawn from service around 2019.

The Increment 3 Project Arrangement is the first planned upgrade to the Australian P-8A fleet and aims to provide a range of upgraded capability to the Increment 2 aircraft, including a networked maritime strike weapon, air-sea rescue kit and enhanced target tracking.

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The arrangement falls under the Production, Sustainment and Follow-on Development Memorandum of Understanding between Defence and the United States Navy, which was signed in March this year and provides the framework by which the P-8A will be acquired, sustained and developed through its service life.

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