The P-8A Poseidon is designed to secure the Navy’s future in long-range maritime patrol capability, while transforming how the Navy’s maritime patrol and reconnaissance force will man, train, operate and deploy. The P-8A will provide more combat capability from a smaller force and less infrastructure while focusing on worldwide responsiveness and interoperability with traditional manned forces and evolving unmanned sensors.
Boeing P-8 Poseidon. Developed originally for the U.S. Navy by Boeing Defense, Space & Security from a 737-800erx passenger jet. It is used for anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and shipping interdiction, along with an electronic signals intelligence (ELINT) role. The P-8 carries torpedoes, depth charges, SLAM-ER missles and other weapons. It can also drop and monitor sonobuoys.
Boeing "Poseidon" is a long-range aircraft anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface (LAN), intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). The is capable of long patrols near and far from the coast.