Navy refuses to outfit P-8A fleet with ISR sensors flight tested on RQ-4

By Lee Hudson / October 13, 2017 at 5:46 PM
The Navy refuses to equip the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors the Air Force flight tested on the RQ-4 Global Hawk because of size, weight and power constrictions. Congress directed the Navy in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act to submit a report on potential P-8A upgrades. The review must include ISR sensor upgrades similar to those on the Global Hawk, and assess the ability for the maritime patrol aircraft to use long-range multispectral...

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