Friday, November 14, 2014

P-8A Poseidon

P-8A Poseidon (Anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare) – 13

Manufacturer: Boeing Defense, Space & Security
First flight: 25 April 2009
Introduction: November 2013
Produced: 2009-present
Number built: 15 as of July 2013
Number planned: 122
Program cost: $33.638 billion (by FY2013)
Unit cost: $256.5 million (FY2015)
Developed from: Boeing 737 Next Generation

Flight – 2;
Mission – 7
Length: 39.47 m
Wingspan: 37.64 m
Height: 12.83 m

Empty weight: 62,730 kg
Max. takeoff weight: 85,820 kg
Powerplant: 2× CFM56-7B turbofan, 12,237 kgf (120 kN) each

Maximum speed: 907 km/h
Cruise speed: 815 km/h
Combat radius: 2,222 km; 4 hours on station (for anti-submarine warfare mission)
Service ceiling: 12,496 m

5 internal and 6 external stations for AGM-84H/K SLAM-ER, AGM-84 Harpoon, Mark-54 torpedo, missiles, mines, torpedoes, bombs, and a High Altitude Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon system
Raytheon APY-10 multi-mission surface search radar
Advanced Airborne Sensor surface search radar and SIGINT package to be follow on system

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