Boeing wins the award for ‘surprise product unveiling’ at this year’s Air Warfare Symposium. I give you the P-8 airborne ground surveillance (AGS) variant, which Boeing is pitching to replace the E-8C JSTARS. (To see what Northrop Grumman has to say about that, read my full story.)
The P-8 AGS mural above includes the first image I’ve seen depicting Raytheon’s next generation advanced airborne sensor (AAS), a moving target indicator previously proposed for the now-canceled EPX program. The P-8 also includes an array of weapons, including bombs in the weapons bay, and a Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) and Scan Eagle Compressed Carriage on the wings. The configuration also includes an electro-optical/infrared turret for organic target identification, and two 180kVA generators on the engines to power the radar.
VIDEO: Boeing unveils P-8 variant to replace JSTARS
By Stephen Trimble on 19 February, 2010 in Uncategorised
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