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Boosting Australia’s Maritime Capabilities

Boosting Australia’s Maritime Capabilities

The Minister for Defence David Johnston today announced the first set of key initiatives in the Abbott Government’s long-term strategic naval plan. Within a year of taking office the Government is moving decisively to tackle Labor’s Defence mess and to […]


Boeing Receives $2.4 Billion Contract for 16 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Boeing Receives $2.4 Billion Contract for 16 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Boeing’s P-8A Poseidon program will enter full production, following a $2.4 billion contract award from the U.S. Navy for 16 additional aircraft that will bolster maritime patrol capabilities. The order, which will take the total fleet to 53, marks a […]


Australia to Buy 8 Boeing P-8A Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

Australia to Buy 8 Boeing P-8A Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

The Government has approved the acquisition of eight P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. These state-of-the-art aircraft will dramatically boost Australia’s ability to monitor its maritime approaches and patrol over 2.5 million square kilometres of our marine jurisdiction – an area […]


Pacific Fleet Commander Gets Close Look at P-8 Advanced Capabilities

Pacific Fleet Commander Gets Close Look at P-8 Advanced Capabilities

Adm. Harry Harris, Pacific Fleet commander, saw firsthand the advanced capabilities of the P-8A Poseidon on a flight with the War Eagles of Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, Jan 24. The P-8A flew an eight-hour maritime surveillance mission over the East […]


Boeing Selects Business Jet for Maritime Surveillance Program

Boeing Selects Business Jet for Maritime Surveillance Program

Boeing has selected Bombardier’s Challenger 605 business jet as the platform for its Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) program, which offers the global market a capable, low-risk maritime surveillance system based on Boeing’s proven P-8A mission system technology. “The Challenger 605 […]


Griffin Missile Successfully Engages Fast-Moving Naval Targets

Griffin Missile Successfully Engages Fast-Moving Naval Targets

Raytheon Company and the U.S. Navy demonstrated the Griffin missile’s combat proven capabilities in a maritime environment by successfully engaging fast-moving small boats from various platforms throughout a series of at-sea tests. During one of the tests, the MK-60 Patrol […]


Swedish Maritime Administration Takes Delivery of Its First AW139

Swedish Maritime Administration Takes Delivery of Its First AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Swedish Maritime Administration has taken delivery of its first AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter during an official ceremony held at Vergiate plant (Italy) on September 10th. The aircraft is the […]


US Navy Details Transition from P-3 to P-8 Aircraft

US Navy Details Transition from P-3 to P-8 Aircraft

The Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force (MPRF) is transitioning into a new type/model/series (TMS) for the first time in 50 years. To make this transition a success, the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) and industry leaders are working to sustain the […]


China will defend its maritime rights: defense minister

China will defend its maritime rights: defense minister

Military relations between China and the United States are steadily improving but Beijing remains determined to defend its maritime rights, the country’s defense minister said Monday during a US visit. Although General Chang Wanquan and his US counterpart, Pentagon chief […]


 
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