A derivative of the Boeing 737 Next-Generation commercial aircraft, the P-8 is first assembled at Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ 737 production line, where the fuselage receives additional wiring and systems needed to support military components, equipment and operation.

The aircraft is then delivered to Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security unit for the installation of military systems, testing and delivery to military customers.

“Boeing uses a proven in-line production process to efficiently build the aircraft,” said Christian Thomsen, P-8A Europe program manager.

“Implementing established best practices and common, commercial production-system tools enables the team to reduce flow time and cost while ensuring quality and on-time delivery to our customers.”

Norway is expected to receive its first P-8 later this year. In total, five P-8s will eventually replace Norway’s current fleet of six P-3 Orions and three DA-20 Jet Falcons and will provide “advanced capabilities to maintain situational awareness in neighboring waters on and below the surface of the ocean”, say Boeing.

To date, Boeing has delivered 104 P-8 aircraft to the U.S and customers in Australia, India and the United Kingdom.

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The Artist Formerly Known as Los Pollos Chicken
The Artist Formerly Known as Los Pollos Chicken
6 months ago

Oh they are too slow the outrage the horror sack everybody it’s a disgrace , everybody’s incompetent , this needs sorting out, you could build a city in China quicker , what in blue blazes is going on ., Moan moan moan etc etc blah blah …..😂😂😂😂

Great news for Norway soon to have this excellent platform 👍🏻

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇬🇧

Robert Blay.
Robert Blay.
6 months ago

😄😃👍

Nigel Collins
Nigel Collins
6 months ago

You’re not wrong there!

The country building a ‘new London’ every year

😄😄👍

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200610-how-china-can-cut-co2-emissions-with-sustainable-buildings

The Artist Formerly Known as Los Pollos Chicken
The Artist Formerly Known as Los Pollos Chicken
6 months ago
Reply to  Nigel Collins

I’m a poet what else can I say 😜👍🏻

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇬🇧

Nigel Collins
Nigel Collins
6 months ago

📜👈

Herodotus
Herodotus
6 months ago

The Rab C Nesbitt of UKDJ?

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
6 months ago

Keep it coming mate.

Something different
Something different
6 months ago

😂

JohnN
JohnN
6 months ago

The P-8 Poseidon program certainly appears to be running along smoothly.

Recently the US placed orders for an additional 11 aircraft (9 for the USN and 2 for the RAAF).

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/04/us-navy-orders-11-more-p-8a-poseidon-maritime-patrol-aircraft/

Current orders stand at 178 aircraft.

The breakdown is: 128 USN, 14 RAAF, 12 IN, 9 RAF, 6 RoKN, 5 RNoAF and 4 RNZAF.

More than 120 have been delivered.

Cheers,

Nigel Collins
Nigel Collins
6 months ago
Reply to  JohnN

The USN seem to be making the most of it, I wonder if we will?

Boeing P-8 Poseidon US$201.4 million (£155million)

“The stealthy LRASM, which has been in development since 2014, is an obvious choice to give the P-8As a more capable standoff anti-surface warfare weapon over the aging Harpoon and has been a planned addition to the aircraft’s arsenal for some time.”

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32071/navy-to-greatly-expand-p-8-poseidons-mission-with-new-missiles-mines-bombs-and-decoys

JohnN
JohnN
6 months ago
Reply to  Nigel Collins

Actually it would appear the price of a P-8A is cheaper than you’ve suggested.

The contract notice I linked above is 11 aircraft for US$1.6b, that works out to be US$145.45m each.

As for LRASM, the Government here in Oz is procuring approx 200 missiles, initially for the RAAF fleet of F/A-18F, but it also appears that they will end up on the RAAF P-8A fleet too.

Will the UK follow suit? Good question, I have no answer!

Cheers,

Herodotus
Herodotus
6 months ago
Reply to  JohnN

Nor does the MOD!

Nigel Collins
Nigel Collins
6 months ago
Reply to  JohnN

Either way, it’s extremely good value for money, and the cheapest way (ASM) to counter the increase in Chinese warships!

LRASM US$3,960,000 (FY 2021) $3 million

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2020/02/11/as-china-continues-rapid-naval-expansion-the-us-navy-begins-stockpiling-ship-killing-missiles/

JJ Smallpiece
JJ Smallpiece
6 months ago

Now the RAF need to purchase another 20 P8’s. 9 is simply not enough aircraft to provide adequate ASW cover around our seas, out of 9 – 1 is likely to be out for maintenance, 1 for crew training at any given time, 1 away on detachment etc..
2 Sqdns are required for adequate cover

Andrew
Andrew
6 months ago

I personally think that the P8 offers tremendous value for money, particularly in the larger batches…

The back end maintenance costs must be competitive as well with it being based on the 737 platform….

Just wish there were a few more being acquired…..