Australia Retiring P-3s as P-8s Arrive

11/25/17: The Air Force’s first AP-3C Orion, with tail number A9-751, was transferred from operational service to the Royal Australian Air Force Museum for static display on 16 November 2017. A9-751 conducted its maiden flight on 5 January 1978 and was subsequently delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force at…

P-8 Arrival Ceremony at RAAF Base Edinburgh

12/01/2016: The Royal Australian Air Force’s first P-8A Poseidon has arrived to its new home at RAAF Base Edinburgh. Number 92 Wing will operate Australia’s newest maritime surveillance aircraft, which will support a full range of tasks, including anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare, maritime and overland intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, electronic…

Touring the P-8

10/06/2016: Vice Adm. James G. Foggo III and the P-8 Poseidon crew discuss the plane's capabilities. FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MD, UNITED STATES 09.19.2016 Video by Daniel Zaborows For our report on the P-8/Triton dyad, see the following:

Getting Ready for the P-8 and Triton: Aussie P-3s Operating Over the South China Sea

05/03/2016: As Air Commodore Heap, head of the Surveillance Response Group, noted in an interview with Second Line of Defense in March 2016: “We are small but we want to be capable of being a little Tasmanian Devil that you don’t want to play with because if you come at…