Boeing introduced its intent to supply the P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Plane in response to Canada’s Request for Data (RFI) for long-range maritime patrol plane (MPA). The Canadian Multi-Mission Plane (CMMA) challenge will exchange the Royal Canadian Air Drive fleet of CP-140 Aurora plane and improve its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. With greater than 140 plane in service, the P-8 has executed greater than 400,000 mishap free flight-hours across the globe. The Boeing P-8 Poseidon (previously Multimission Maritime Plane) is an American maritime patrol plane developed and produced by Boeing Protection, Area & Safety, modified from the 737-800ERX.

The P-8A’s multi-mission functionality has delivered mission success in ASW, ISR, humanitarian help and catastrophe reduction and search and rescue missions. These multi-mission capabilities are enhanced by means of safe, interoperable, net-ready techniques that can present Canada with the flexibility to have interaction/management and to totally combine with different ASW and ISR property. As well as, the P-8 shares intensive commonality with Boeing’s 737NG, which has assist infrastructure across the globe. Commonality in spares and coaching for aircrews and maintainers reduces prices considerably and permits navy operators to leverage assist all through the world. This confirmed plane and assist infrastructure is the idea for delivering a fast, low danger, low value functionality for Canada.


“The P-8A Poseidon has demonstrated that it’s the world’s most succesful multi-mission plane presently in manufacturing and gives a whole answer for Canada’s CMMA necessities,” mentioned Tim Flood, Worldwide Enterprise Improvement director, Europe and Americas. “The vary, velocity, and endurance of the P-8 makes it the proper platform to watch Canada’s northern and maritime approaches and the P-8 will guarantee allied interoperability to fulfill Canada’s safety commitments. Coupled with a sturdy industrial partnership plan, Boeing’s supply will construct on its profitable document of contributing to Canada’s financial development all through the lifetime of the CMMA program.”

The Boeing P-8 Poseidon was developed for america Navy (USN). The P-8 Maritime Patrol Plane operates within the anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and delivery interdiction roles. It’s armed with torpedoes, Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and different weapons, can drop and monitor sonobuoys, and may function along side different property, together with the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance unmanned aerial automobile (UAV). Militaries that function or have chosen the P-8 embrace the U.S. Navy, the UK’s Royal Air Drive, Royal Australian Air Drive, Royal New Zealand Air Drive, Indian Navy, Royal Norwegian Air Drive, Republic of Korea Navy and German Navy.