Thursday, May 7, 2015

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: Boeing Marks First International Sale of P-8A Training System

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: Boeing Marks First International Sale of P-8A Training System
*US Navy also purchases four new P-8A trainers
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by K. V. Seth from reliable sources Boeing
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada -  ST. LOUIS, May 7, 2015: Boeing [NYSE: BA] will provide the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) with a complete training system for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft under a contract that also includes the sale of four P-8A training systems for the U.S. Navy. This combined domestic and foreign military sale further strengthens the growing partnership between the U.S. Navy and the RAAF on the P-8 program.

The system utilizes simulators to train pilots and mission crews to operate the aircraft, its sensors, communications and weapons systems without relying on costly live flights.

“Boeing will deliver a seamless and comprehensive training solution for our customers’ pilots and mission crews” said Tom Shadrach, Boeing P-8 program manager on the Training Systems and Government Services team. “It will prepare them to use the world’s most advanced anti-surface and anti-submarine capabilities for any mission, at any time.”

Boeing currently provides P-8A aircrew training devices, electronic classrooms and courseware for the Navy at its 165,000-square-foot Integrated Training Center (ITC) at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, where the goal is to shift majority of the training to the ITC.

In February 2014, the Australian government approved the acquisition of eight P-8As and supporting infrastructure to include training and initial spares and support equipment. Aircraft deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2017, the P8-A training system is expected to be delivered to Australia in 2018.

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Sophisticated Rehearsals, Unmatched Realism

Boeing’s P-8 training system provides comprehensive, realistic, aircrew training at a fraction of the cost of live aircraft training. The goal is to provide combat-ready air, mission and maintenance crews in support of all platform missions, with a combination of equipment, software, courseware, personnel and logistical support. Boeing’s turnkey training solution accurately simulates aircraft and mission systems, permitting sophisticated mission rehearsals with unmatched realism.

An Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Solution

The P-8A Poseidon is an aircraft designed for long-range anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface warfare; and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. It is capable of broad-area maritime and littoral operations. A derivative of the Next-Generation 737-800, the P-8A, and its variant for India, the P-8I, combine superior performance and reliability with an advanced mission system that ensures maximum interoperability in the future battle space.


Jan 092015Boeing Delivered All P-8As to U.S. Navy on Schedule and on Cost in 2014
Nov 252014Boeing Delivers Sixth P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to India
Oct 152014Boeing Delivers 18th P-8A Poseidon to U.S. Navy
Sept 102014Boeing Delivers 5th P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to India
Aug 062014Boeing Delivers 15th Production P-8A Poseidon to U.S. Navy
July 022014Boeing, U.S. Navy Expand P-8A Maritime Patrol Fleet with 14th Delivery
April 072014Boeing to Provide Maintenance Training Devices for US Navy P-8A Poseidon
Feb 252014Boeing Receives $2.4 Billion Contract for 16 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft
Dec 052013Boeing Delivers 13th P-8A Poseidon to US Navy
Nov 222013Boeing Delivers 3rd P-8I to India


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*Link for This article compiled by K. V. Seth from reliable sources Boeing
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