Royal Air Force’s New Poseidon MRA1 Submarine-hunter Aircraft First Flight With Red Arrows Aerobatic Team
Royal Air Drive’s new submarine-hunter plane has flown in formation with the Crimson Arrows for the primary time. Flanked by the distinctive Hawk jets of the RAF Aerobatic Workforce, the Poseidon MRA1 (P-8A) carried out the flypast over its base of RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland. As a part of the joint flypast, the Poseidon flew over the spectacular new Â£100 million P8 Strategic Facility â€“ house to the UK’s Maritime Patrol Plane. The sortie marked the Crimson Arrows’ arrival on the Moray station forward of its annual Pals and Household Day occasion later within the day.
RAF Lossiemouth is benefiting from an enormous development and multi-million pound funding programme. It’s presently house to 5 Poseidon MRA1 multi-role maritime patrol plane with one other 4 as a consequence of arrive by the top of 2021. The RAF’s new Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Management plane, successor to the present E3 Sentry airborne early warning and command and management fleet, will even be based mostly on the Station.
“What a powerful entrance! RAF Lossiemouth is delighted to welcome again the Crimson Arrows who haven’t had alternative to show right here since 2019. Since then our runway has been resurfaced, we’ve got grown a fourth operational Storm squadron, continued to ship 24/7 fast response alert â€“ securing the UK’s skies â€“ and we now are house to the UK’s fleet of Poseidon MRA1 submarine-hunting plane,” stated Group Captain Chris Layden, Station Commander RAF Lossiemouth
The annual Pals and Household Day is a vital alternative to say thanks to all Station workers and their households for his or her help. It has been run as a drive-in air show for 2021, to make sure it’s totally compliant with Scottish Authorities COVID-19 laws for big occasions. In addition to displaying at RAF Lossiemouth, the Crimson Arrows are performing a present at Peterhead as a part of Scottish Week.
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