Poseidon will provide the UK persistent anti-submarine and surface ship warfare capabilities and contribute to maritime counter-terrorism and search and rescue operations.
Poseidon at a glance
- DE&S is procuring nine aircraft which will be based at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland.
- The procurement agreement also includes initial training and support services to enable the aircraft to be deployed worldwide in support of UK operations.
- The DE&S Air Support Team is overseeing deliveries of the aircraft and arranging for its support once it enters service by 2020.