Where are P-8 poseidons stationed?

Where are P-8 poseidons stationed?

Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida
Patrol Squadron Eight (VP-8) is a U.S. Navy land-based patrol squadron stationed at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida (USA). VP-8 is tasked to undertake maritime patrol, anti-submarine warfare (ASW), and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.

How many P-8 Poseidon are there in the US?

The Navy stopped purchasing P-8s for the US fleet in fiscal 2021 with a total inventory of 128, according to military budget justification documents.

What is the P-8 Poseidon based on?

The P-8 is a militarized version of the 737-800ERX, a 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.

How many P-8 Poseidon does the UK have?

Aircraft number eight was spotted landing in the UK this morning. Seven of the nine aircraft have also now been named. The names of the last two have yet to be revealed. 201 Squadron operates the Poseidon in the anti-submarine warfare role from RAF Lossiemouth on the Moray Firth in Scotland.

Are there any U.S. Navy active p3 squadrons?

The U.S. Navy remains the largest P-3 operator, currently distributed between a single fleet replacement (i.e., “training”) patrol squadron in Florida (VP-30), 12 active duty patrol squadrons distributed between bases in Florida, Washington and Hawaii, two Navy Reserve patrol squadrons in Florida and Washington, one …

How many P-8I India have?

The Indian Navy has received delivery of nine P-8I aircraft, and three more are scheduled for delivery. Know more here. The P-8I is not just responsible for coastal patrolling but is also used for other critical missions like search-and-rescue, anti-piracy, and supporting operations of other arms of the military.

Can a P-8 land on a carrier?

No. The Poseidon has a 123 foot wingspan which is too wide to even fit on a carrier. The Poseidon is not equipped with an arrestor hook nor is it stressed for a carrier landing. The landing gear is not carrier suitable either.