Boeing win A$4B booking from Australia for eight spy planes

Boeing (BA) has received an order from Australia for eight of the company's P-8A Poseidon long-range spy planes in a deal worth A$4B ($3.6B). Australia has also taken an option for a further four aircraft, which is based on the 737.

The booking is a jolt for Boeing's defense division, whose sales have been hurt by cuts in U.S. military spending.

With tensions increasing in Asia-Pacific, demand for military products could be on the rise.

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  • bberuch
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    international contention goes on forever, only the side that players are on and the severity of activity changes.
    21 Feb 2014, 09:03 AM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
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    Boeing Surveillance Plane Found Not Effective for Mission ...see



    737 Wedgetail and P-8 has Arms Export Control Act ITAR violations


    The "MAD Boom" has been deleted to save weight


    P-8 Poseidon Without Magnetic Anomaly Detection — Military Forum ...




    P-8 Performance
    Maximum speed: 490 knots (907 km/h)
    Cruise speed: 440 kn (815 km/h)
    Range: 1,200 nmi (2,222 km); 4 hours on station (for anti-submarine warfare mission)
    Service ceiling: 41,000 ft (12,496 m)


    The P-8 is base on the 737 commercial aircraft that design to fly at 30,000 at 500 mph
    The P-8 is swept wing aircraft and when its flying on the deck its flying at stall speed of the aircraft and the engine are not fuel efficient
    only a straight wing aircraft with turboprop should be used for for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, anti-surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare.


    Maximum speed: 411 kn[1] (750 km/h)
    Cruise speed: 328 kn[1] (610 km/h)
    Range: 2,380 nmi radius[1] (4,400 km)
    Combat radius: 1,346 nmi[1] (2,490 km) three hours on-station at 1,500 feet
    Ferry range: 4,830 nmi[74] (8,944 km)
    Endurance: 16 hours[74]
    Service ceiling: 28,300 ft[1] (8,625 m)
    Rate of climb: 3,140 ft/min (16 m/s)
    Wing loading: 107 lb/ft² (530 kg/m²)
    Power/mass: 0.03 hp/lb (0.06 kW/kg)
    21 Feb 2014, 01:44 PM Reply Like
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