Two U.S. Navy Poseidon Aircraft Visit Bermuda

July 22, 2016

Bermuda is currently playing host to a pair of United States Navy P-8A Poseidon multi-mission aircraft with one of the planes seen landing today [July 22] at the L.F. Wade International Airport. Bernews unofficially understands that the aircraft may be on island for a few days while doing training missions in the area.

US Navy P-8A Poseidon Aircraft Plane Bermuda, July 22 2016-IG-5

The Navy’s website says, “The P-8A Poseidon is a modified Boeing 737-800ERX, bringing together a highly reliable airframe and high-bypass turbo fan jet engine with a fully connected, state-of-the-art open architecture mission system.

“This combination, coupled with next-generation sensors, will dramatically improve anti-submarine warfare [ASW], and anti-surface warfare [ASuW] capabilities.”

“The Navy’s replacement platform for the P-3C, the P-8A Poseidon, is designed to secure the Navy’s future in long-range maritime patrol capability, while transforming how the Navy’s maritime patrol and reconnaissance force will man, train, operate and deploy.”

Features include:

  • Nine-person crew: dual-pilot cockpit, five mission crew [plus relief pilot and in-flight technician]. Workstations with universal multi-function displays, ready accommodation for additional workstation, workload sharing.
  • Lethality: internal five-station weapons bay, four wing pylons, two centerline pylons, all supported by digital stores management allowing for carriage of joint missiles, torpedoes and mines.
  • and more.

US Navy P-8A Poseidon Aircraft Plane Bermuda, July 22 2016-IG-1

US Navy P-8A Poseidon Aircraft Plane Bermuda, July 22 2016-IG-2

US Navy P-8A Poseidon Aircraft Plane Bermuda, July 22 2016-IG-3

US Navy P-8A Poseidon Aircraft Plane Bermuda, July 22 2016-IG-4

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  1. JR Smith says:

    machine of war…

  2. The engines are huge….damn …this reminds me…I need a vacation.

  3. Unus sed leo says:

    Yup…