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Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft2018-04-23T07:05:09+00:00

Project Description

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.

DE&S – the force behind the armed forces

“Poseidon will spread a protective net over UK waters and areas where our personnel are operating. Our team is leading efforts by working closely with international partners to bring this remarkable aircraft into service.”

Michelle Sanders

DE&S Poseidon Team Project Manager

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