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Australia’s P-8A Poseidon achieves IOC

21st March 2018 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Australia’s P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft has achieved initial operating capability (IOC), the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) announced on 20 March.

Together the Poseidon and the future MQ-4C Triton aircraft are expected to improve Australia’s ability to conduct anti-submarine warfare, maritime patrol and surveillance of Australia’s maritime areas.

The P-8A is replacing the AP-3C Orion in RAAF service. To date, six out of 12 P-8As on order have arrived in Australia and are being operated by Number 11 Squadron from RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia.

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