Boeing and several other Canadian trade companions introduced right this moment their intent to collaborate to offer the aptitude and sustainability of the confirmed P-8A Poseidon for the Canadian Multi-Mission Plane (CMMA) requirement. Crew Poseidon, consisting of CAE, GE Aviation Canada, IMP Aerospace & Defence, KF Aerospace, Honeywell Aerospace Canada and Raytheon Canada, kinds the cornerstone of a Canadian P-8 industrial footprint. The workforce builds on 81 Canadian suppliers to the platform and to greater than 550 Canadian suppliers throughout all provinces contributing to Boeing’s annual CAD $5.3 billion in financial profit to Canada, supporting greater than 20,000 Canadian jobs. The Boeing P-8A is a confirmed navy off-the-shelf resolution with practically 150 plane delivered to 5 nations thus far. The P-8 will enhance Canada’s functionality to defend its northern and maritime borders whereas making certain interoperability with NORAD and NATO allies. As a number one platform for lowering the environmental influence of navy plane, the P-8 can function on a 50% mix of sustainable aviation gas right this moment with aspirations to maneuver towards 100% with funding in new expertise.

“The P-8A Poseidon provides a novel alternative for the Royal Canadian Air Pressure right this moment in that the entire improvement prices have been paid by different P-8 prospects. By its non-developmental nature, P-8 provides an reasonably priced resolution that can defend and defend Canadian safety for future generations. With Canada on the forefront of cleansing and greening, it’s becoming that Crew Poseidon is elevating long-term environmental sustainability as an integral a part of nationwide defence,” mentioned Sean Liedman, director of Worldwide Enterprise Growth for Mobility & Surveillance plane, Boeing Protection, House & Safety.


“As a devoted companion of Canadian trade for greater than a century, Boeing is proud to convey collectively a world-class workforce of firms in assist of our P-8 providing to Canada,” mentioned Heidi Grant, president, Enterprise Growth, Boeing Protection, House & Safety and Authorities Companies. “Collectively, we are going to bolster Canada’s aerospace and protection trade by means of a 100% Industrial and Technical Advantages dedication if awarded the CMMA contract.”

The P-8A Poseidon provides superior anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and search and rescue functionality, and is the one in-service, in-production multi-mission plane that meets all CMMA necessities. The P-8 additionally has the added distinction of strengthening the connection between nationwide safety and environmental stewardship. Having executed greater than 450,000 collective mishap free flight-hours, the P-8A Poseidon has confirmed its functionality to function across the globe within the harshest flight regimes together with prolonged operations in excessive chilly climate and icing environments. Present Boeing P-8 prospects embody the US Navy, Indian Navy, Royal Australian Air Pressure, Royal Air Pressure, Royal Norwegian Air Pressure, Royal New Zealand Air Pressure, Republic of Korea Navy and Germany Navy. Constructed on the confirmed 737 Subsequent-Technology airframe, P-8’s 86% commonality with greater than 4,000 in-service 737NGs delivers decrease life-cycle sustainment prices because of massive economies of scale.

The P-8 is a militarized model of the 737-800ERX, a 737-800 with 737-900-based wings. The fuselage is much like, however longer than, the 737-700-based C-40 Clipper transport plane in service with the USN. The P-8 has a strengthened fuselage for low-altitude operations and raked wingtips much like these fitted to the Boeing 767-400ER, as a substitute of the blended winglets obtainable on 737NG variants. The P-8 options the Raytheon APY-10 multi-mission floor search radar;[41] the P-8I options a world model of the APY-10. arious sensor knowledge are mixed by way of knowledge fusion software program to trace targets. The 5 operator stations are mounted in a sideways row, alongside the port facet of the cabin. Not one of the crew stations have home windows; a single observer window is situated on both sides of the ahead cabin.[39] A brief bomb bay for torpedoes and different shops opens behind the wing. The P-8 is to be geared up with the Excessive Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon Functionality (HAAWC) Air Launch Accent (ALA), turning a Mark 54 torpedo right into a glide bomb for deploying from as much as 30,000 ft (9,100 m).