Boeing is offering its P-8A Poseidon maritime aircraft to Canada, which is seeking to renew the military’s fleet of CP-140 Aurora aircraft.
Canada has launched a request for information on long-range maritime patrol aircraft, Boeing said in a statement Feb. 10, 2022.
The Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) project aims to replace the Royal Canadian Air Force‘s fleet of CP-140 Aurora aircraft. It aims to strengthen its anti-submarine warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.
“The P-8A Poseidon has proven to be the most capable multi-mission aircraft in the world currently in production and provides a complete solution for Canada’s CMMA needs,” said Tim Flood, Director of Business Development. international, Europe and Americas.
There are currently 140 P-8 aircraft in service, Boeing noted. Customers who operate or have selected the maritime aircraft include the United States Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force, Indian Navy, Royal Norwegian Air Force, Republic of Korea and the German Navy. Marine.
“The P-8’s range, speed and endurance make it the ideal platform for monitoring Canada’s maritime and northern approaches and the P-8 will provide allied interoperability to meet Canada’s security commitments,” Flood added. “Coupled with a strong industry partnership plan, Boeing’s offer will build on its success in contributing to Canada’s economic growth over the life of the CMMA program.