U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon Mission Near China
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A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Patrol Squadron 10 (VP-10) conducts a surveillance mission during exercise Cobra Gold 2017 in Thailand on February 17, 2017. The P-8A Poseidon is the Navy's newest maritime, patrol and reconnaissance aircraft. It is a multi-mission capable replacement aircraft for the legacy P-3C Orion.
Primary Function: Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti-surface Warfare (ASuW), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)
Contractor: Boeing Defense, Space and Security
Propulsion: 2 CFM 56-7B engines with 27,300 lbs. thrust each
Length: 129.5 feet (39.47 meters)
Height: 42.1 feet (12.83 meters)
Wingspan: 123.6 feet (37.64 meters)
Maximum Gross Takeoff: 189,200 pounds (85,820 kilograms)
Airspeed: 490 knots (564 mph) true air speed
Ceiling: 41,000 feet (12,496 meters)
Range: 1,200 nautical miles radius with four hours on station
Armament: Torpedoes, cruise missiles
More Info: http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.display&key=cfd01141-cd4e-4db8-a6b2-7e8fbfb31b86
Film Credits: SSgt Jason Fudge