What is maritime patrol aircraft?

Fitted with a fully-fledged advanced mission suite, the Falcon 900 MPA “Maritime Patrol Aircraft” is able to detect all kinds of threats and react with the appropriate response. Like the Falcon 2000 MRA, it offers outstanding operational flexibility as well as excellent performance.

How do maritime patrol aircraft detect submarines?

ASW relies on separating tiny submarine signals from background ocean noise, primarily by using active and passive acoustic sensing (sonar) and magnetic anomaly detection (MAD), and it looks likely that these will remain the most important signals in the near future.

How many p8i are there?

12 aircraft The first eight of these aircraft are stationed at INS Rajali in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu, on the eastern coast. The batch of the additional four are part of another squadron at INS Hansa in Goa, named Indian Naval Air Squadron 316.

What is a radar plane?

The aircraft is able to detect, track, identify and report potentially hostile aircraft operating at low altitudes, as well as provide fighter control of Allied aircraft. It can simultaneously track and identify maritime contacts, and provide coordination support to Allied surface forces.

How much does a p8 cost?

In July 2014, Fred Smith, business development director for the P-8, noted that the program had: “saved $2.1 billion on 2004 estimates of the cost of production… the aircraft is now selling for $150 million, down from the forecasted $216 million”.

Can submarines shoot down aircraft?

Without a doubt, one of the most unusual aircraft “kill” claims of all time is one attributed to the British submarine HMS Umbra, which is said to have brought down an enemy aircraft, using torpedoes, during World War II.

Can nuclear subs be detected?

While submarines are likely to become harder to detect with sonar, Bradbury says that if sonar does not identify them, they’ll be picked up by sensors detecting magnetic, nuclear, gravitational and other anomalies.

Is India buying more P-8I?

India signed its first contract for the purchase of eight Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime reconnaissance aircraft in January 2009. In November 2019, the Defense Procurement Board of India approved the purchase of ten more such aircraft, five of which were delivered to India by December 2021.

When did India buy P-8I?

In 2009, India had placed an order for eight planes, which were called P-8A Poseidon multimission maritime aircraft (MMA), by the US Navy. The order had a clause allowing the purchase of four more aircraft later. India exercised that option, and placed the order for four more aircraft in 2016.