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  • Indian navy set to issue maritime reconnaissance aircraft shortlist within days


    The Indian navy is poised to announce the shortlist for its maritime reconnaissance aircraft contest "any day now", says Boeing, which is offering a P-8I variant of its 737-based P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft now in development for the US Navy.


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  • Russia close to retiring last Be-12 amphibians, following crash

    News | 14 Nov 2012 10:50 | Howard Gethin

    The Russian navy is close to retiring its last 10 Beriev Be-12 amphibious anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft, following a 12 October crash involving the...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Russia-close-to-retiring-last-Be-12-amphibians-following-crash-378987/
  • India completes Airbus A319 and Boeing P-8 maritime evaluations

    News | 17 Aug 2007 09:24 | Graham Warwick

    India has completed evaluations of a maritime patrol derivative of the Airbus A319 and the Boeing...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/India-completes-Airbus-A319-and-Boeing-P-8-maritime-evaluations-216093/
  • Indian navy set to issue maritime reconnaissance aircraft shortlist within days

    News | 12 Dec 2006 09:25 | Siva Govindasamy

    The Indian navy is poised to announce the shortlist for its maritime reconnaissance aircraft contest "any day now", says Boeing, which is offering a P-8I variant of its 737-based P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft now in development for the US Navy.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Indian-navy-set-to-issue-maritime-reconnaissance-aircraft-shortlist-within-days-211049/
  • Lockheed upbeat on MPA contracts

    News | 07 Mar 2006 00:00

    US manufacturer confident of clinching Asian saleshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lockheed-upbeat-on-MPA-contracts-205313/
  • Retired Viking tanker/strike aircraft in demand

    News | 23 Feb 2006 00:00

    US Navy Lockheed Martin S-3B Viking tanker/strike aircraft being retired under the navy’s sundown programme are likely to be found wearing new markings in the near future, the company believes.<BR>At a briefing at the show yesterday, Rick Kirkland, vice-president of Lockheed Martin’s Maritime Surveillance Enterprise, said that several potential customers had made official approaches to the navy for price and availability information on the aircraft.<BR>S-3B squadrons are being retired from US carrier air groups as each new Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet enters service. By 2009, around 100 S-3Bs will be available. An average S-3B has around 11,000h of flight time remaining when retired from the USN, providing new customers with many years of future use.<BR>“I think you will find in the very near term there will be some international operators,” said Kirkland.<BR>He declined to name potential operators, but Bulgaria is known to have expressed an interest in the S-3B, while Lockheed Martinhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Retired-Viking-tankerstrike-aircraft-in-demand-205069/
  • India turns attention from P-3 to P-8

    News | 23 Feb 2006 00:00

    The Indian navy is believed to have rejected a $133 million US proposal to lease two Lockheed Martin P-3C Orions to the naval air service as an interim solution to the nation’s longer-term requirement for eight new maritime reconnaissance aircraft. India needs new aircraft to replace its ageing Ilyushin Il-38 Mays, which are undergoing a mission avionics system upgrade, but which are rapidly running out of airframe life. <BR>There is also a need to replace eight Tupolev Tu-142M Bear-F maritime patrol aircraft. Lockheed had hoped that its December 2005 offer would allow it to gain an advantage over the other potential bidders for the maritime reconnaissance tender. This was issued to BAE Systems, Boeing, EADS, Ilyushin and Lockheed. <BR>Boeing has already sought permission to offer the 737-based P-8A Multimission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) platform to India, for possible export from 2011. The US Navy, which plans to procure 108 P-8As, expects to achieve initial operating capability in 2013http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/India-turns-attention-from-P-3-to-P-8-205057/