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RAF Poseidon - Not too long to wait?

Old 11th Feb 2023, 05:53
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Best wishes and good luck to everyone on the Poseidon definitely the best job in the RAF! ( or it was on the Nimrod ! )

Just wondered if long debriefs are still held in the scruffs bar ?
In the old days all the best lessons were learnt there!

(In the old MCT (simulator ) every time we killed a sub our crew used to stand up and sing ‘rule Britannia ‘ - not universally approved as we received criticism for ‘not taking it seriously ‘! )

SLAMs don’t sound very good news!

Is discussion on operating at medium altitudes still discouraged ?To me it’s not really fun if you are not racking the aircraft round at 200ft, MAD traps at night in bad weather was interesting !( I know that you don’t have MAD ! )

One point on operating at medium level to avoid weather - I always thought that it was a lot more comfortable flying ‘below’ the weather - which can be very nasty and turbulent around the UK ( and the med in the winter and changing seasons) at medium level?
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Old 11th Feb 2023, 11:08
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Originally Posted by RAFEngO74to09
The RAF is buying Mk 54 torpedoes to avoid the need for integration of Stingray onto P-8A and to maintain commonality with the USN and Norway.

It could therefore also buy the HAAWC kits.
It makes sense for the UK to keep it common. It will work out cheaper in the long run.

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Old 13th Apr 2023, 22:56
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same thing that’s happened with Abrams, F-16, F-18 etc etc…

SCOOP: Boeing is quietly asking lawmakers to buy P-8A Poseidon spy planes in FY-24 that the Navy has not asked for so that the manufacturing line remains primed for future foreign military sales.

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Old 14th Apr 2023, 18:37
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It makes sense for the UK to keep it common. It will work out cheaper in the long run.
Since when has that ever been a consideration by MoD?

Shall we resurrect old discussions about Chinook procurements?
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Old 14th Apr 2023, 20:12
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Something to practice against:

Argentina in talks with Naval Group, ThyssenKrupp for three submarines

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/20...mpaign=dfn-dnr
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We were also the first Nimrod crew ‘on scene’ during the Fastnet race drama on 14 August 1979.
​​​​​​​I'm pretty sure we took over from you as dawn broke MB...
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Old 29th Sep 2023, 20:16
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Haven’t seen this mentioned here - 9th of September.

A great day out to College Hall Cranwell for the reactivation ceremony of the 42(TB) Sqn Standard.






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Old 30th Nov 2023, 13:51
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RAF P-8A to be capable of carrying Sting Ray Mod 1 as well as US Mk 54 torpedo

RAF chooses UK manufactured Sting Ray Torpedo for Poseidon fleet | Royal Air Force (mod.uk)
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Old 30th Nov 2023, 14:55
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Originally Posted by RAFEngO74to09
RAF P-8A to be capable of carrying Sting Ray Mod 1 as well as US Mk 54 torpedo

RAF chooses UK manufactured Sting Ray Torpedo for Poseidon fleet | Royal Air Force (mod.uk)

Small historical note about the length of time kit stays in service. One of a young VP959's first jobs was FIAM development and carriage and release trials for NASR 7511, which became Sting Ray. That was in 1976 . . .
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Old 30th Nov 2023, 15:04
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What altitude do they plan on dropping Stingrays from P-8As... given that the intention appears to be to conduct ASW at high level.
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Old 30th Nov 2023, 15:12
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Originally Posted by Biggus
What altitude do they plan on dropping Stingrays from P-8As...
It'll be low level. Near-impossible to drop them from anything above a couple of thousand feet and still get an accurate prediction of the splash point from the release point (due to the vagaries in measuring the wind speed and direction profile). I can't remember how high we went during release trials, my (somewhat fading) memory suggests the max was 1,500ft ASL. Best accuracy was lower, 400ft sticks in my memory (and I could well be wrong). The parachute opens very quickly (about 0.8s after release) and so the thing slows quickly to TV, and TV is relatively slow (hence the problem with drift from higher release height).
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Now Canada buying 16 x P-8A - UK should have bought more!

Canada Selects Boeing P-8A Poseidon as CMMA | Joint Forces News (joint-forces.com)
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Old 30th Nov 2023, 18:46
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Originally Posted by RAFEngO74to09
Now Canada buying 16 x P-8A - UK should have bought more!
What for? Canada has ordered less than twice as many to patrol an area hundreds of times times bigger than that of the UK.
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But Canada doesn’t have a 24/7/365 CASD to protect and nor is it located at a vital strategic choke point!
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US navy, UK, Australia will test AI system to help crews track chinese submarines in the Pacific

The three powers said they would deploy advanced artificial intelligence algorithms on multiple systems, including the P-8A Poseidon aircraft to process data from each nation’s sonobuoys, underwater detection devices.

Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/world/u...acific-2793879
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