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JSTARS goes to Korea

I’m not a betting man, but I’d be happy to offer a wager today. Somewhere inside Northrop Grumman, someone this morning is busy updating briefing charts that make the case for re-engining and upgrading the sensor on the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS).That’s because various South Korean and British press outlets are […]

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Can nothing kill the P-3C Orion?

I am reporting in next week’s magazine that a subset of the P-3C Orion fleet will outlive its planned retirement by the Boeing 737-based P-8A Poseidon. I’ll post the link to the article here when it’s available. I consider the story a testament to the P-3C’s record of freakish survival skills. Adapted from the doomed, […]

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Poster: P-8A is the 737 on steroids

Flightglobal artist Tim Hall has produced a beautiful P-8A poster insert for the latest issue (27 April – 3 May) of Flight International magazine. It is the first detailed look under the skin at the P-8A’s various modifications to the ubiquitous 737 Next Generation design. The poster is published with an adjoining technical description by […]

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EP-X: Is the USN looking to downgrade?

There was a time (about a year ago, in fact) when I thought EP-X was going to be a very exciting adventure in military acquisition. It appeared to my eyes that the US Navy was setting the stage for another epic competition between a Boeing commercial aircraft derivative and a Northrop Grumman/EADS North America team […]

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Social media covers P-8A first flight

This was the first time I got scooped by Jagermeister — or at least by one of the potent German spirit’s more public fans.Boeing didn’t tip off reporters about the P-8A first flight event on Saturday morning in Seattle, but they didn’t have to. The Tweet above alerted anyone paying attention on Twitter 10 hours […]

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Job ad reveals Boeing to pitch P-8 to Saudis

The Boeing P-8A, a maritime patrol aircraft, has been offered so far to Australia, Canada and India, with the latter being the most interested to date. Boeing also has previously described the global market for the heavily modified 737-800 as primarily the countries currently operating the Lockheed P-3C, which the P-8A replaces. But the market […]

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LIVE BLOG: Boeing’s P-8I press conference

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CDR Salamander: Ditch the P-8A

CDR Salamander, who, unlike this blog, usually knows what he’s talking about, makes a highly provocative case today in favor of Japan’s newly-developed Kawasaki Heavy Industries P-X aircraft in comparison to the US Navy’s paper concept for the Boeing P-8A. I’m not optimistic for Kawasaki’s plan to convert the P-X into a commercial airliner (a […]

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