Sunday, October 1, 2023

Australia is improving and strengthening its maritime surveillance fleet

He The Australian government will modernize its maritime patrol and surveillance fleet Acquiring one Room remote controlled, controlled aircraft system MQ-4C Triton j getting better the ones that already exist P-8A Poseidon Military aircraft, of which Australia already has 14 units. The total value of acquisitions and improvements is estimated at more than 1.5 billion dollars.

According to the government’s own statement The MQ-4C Triton will provide sustained, long-range surveillance across the Australian maritime domain. The delivery of this aircraft is taking place planned for 2024 although it is not specified for what season.

Once the Triton is operational, it will take up residence there Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Tindal Base. in the Northern Territory and will be under the management of the newly restructured company 9th Squadron RAAF, is located at RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia.

The Australian fleet, for its part, consisted of 14 P-8A Poseidon aircraft You will experience an update It will improve its capabilities in anti-submarine warfare, maritime attack and intelligence gathering. Based on Boeing’s commercial 737-800 design, the P-8A is purpose-built as a military aircraft.

The internal capacity of Fuel of almost 34 tons allows the P-8A to conduct low-level anti-submarine warfare missions more than 2,000 kilometers from the base. The P-8A can Refuel in flight with the KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport Aircraft.

The first Poseidon aircraft is expected Included in the modernization program in 2026 and it is estimated that the modernization the fleet is completed with the Delivery of the last aircraft in 2030

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