1. Boeing P-8 2. Content ã Introdution ã Development ã Design ã Variants ã Operators ã Specifications 3. Introdution ã The Boeing P-8 Poseidon is a military…
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  • 1. Boeing P-8
  • 2. Content • Introdution • Development • Design • Variants • Operators • Specifications
  • 3. Introdution • The Boeing P-8 Poseidon is a military aircraft developed for the United States Navy (USN). • The aircraft has been developed by Boeing Defense, Space & Security, modified from the 737- 800ERX. • This involves carrying torpedoes,depth charges, SLAM-ER missiles,Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and other weapons. • It is able to drop and monitor sonobuoys.
  • 4. Development • The Lockheed P-3 Orion, a turboprop ASW aircraft, has been in service with the United States Navy since 1962. • In the 1980s, the navy began studies for a P-3 replacement, the range and endurance of which was being reduced due to increasing weight and airframe fatigue life limitations. • In June 2004, the navy awarded a development contract to Boeing. • The project was planned to be for at least 108 airframes for the USN
  • 5. Design • The P-8 is a militarized version of the Boeing 737-800 with 737-900-based wings. • The fuselage is similar to but longer than the 737-700- based C-40 Clipper transport aircraft in service with the USN. • The P-8 has a strengthened fuselage and Boeing 767- 400ER-style raked wingtips, instead of the blended winglets available on 737NG variants. • The P-8 features the Raytheon APY-10 multi-mission surface search radar. • The P-8I will feature an international version of the APY-10 • Boeing will propose a signals intelligence variant of the P-8 to service the requirement for the USN.
  • 6. Variants • P-8A Poseidon – Production variant for the United States Navy • P-8I Neptune – Export variant for the Indian Navy. • P-8 AGS – An Airborne Ground Surveillance variant proposed to the United States Air Force in 2010 as an alternate to upgrades to the Northrop Grumman E-8 Joint STARSfleet. • Its design adds a pod-mounted, active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar on the bottom of the fuselage.
  • 7. Operators  India • The Indian Navy has eight P-8I aircraft on order;deliveries began in December 2012, with four delivered by May 2014.  United States • The United States Navy plans to acquire 122 aircraft.The 13th P-8 was delivered on 4 December 2013.
  • 8. Specifications • Crew: Flight: two; Mission: seven • Length: 129 ft 5 in (39.47 m) • Wingspan: 123 ft 6 in (37.64 m) • Height: 42 ft 1 in (12.83 m) • Empty weight: 138,300 lb (62,730 kg) • Max. takeoff weight: 189,200 lb (85,820 kg) • Powerplant: 2 × CFM56-7B turbofan, 27,000 lbf (120 kN) each
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