I heard it was approved[drift]
As someone is currently pre-occupied, obsessed, with the number of pixles, bytes, I consume posting on the "All internet links video“ thread, I will have to leave this here for the moment . . . and if I remember, copy-it-across for the benefit of a bigger "audience“ who might appreciate it - when possible - in the future . . .
Infrared countermeasures have never caught on in the commercial aircraft space, but FedEx and the FAA are clearly still interested in the capability.www.thedrive.com
Why???A Minister has stated that British weapons may be added to P-8 "once the aircraft has reached full operating capability and there has been time to study the optimal utilisation model for the UK".ukdefencejournal.org.uk
I don't know . . . I'm not an ASW expert .
I only posted the link for the information of others, and for you to ask the question.
I'm sure someone will be along shortly, to provide a suggestion/answer .
P-8 comes as a complete weapon system with all that it needs to do its job.As RCV said, I don’t know! Could it be something to do with what the Merlin and Wildcat (potentially others) use, frequencies and stuff that are different (superior) to the yank stuff for how we play?
Agree with all that . . . but, whatever we/someone, has in mind, if it enhances the performance and is economic, and technically possible to fit, the "enhancement" could be sold to all the other users/operators ?!P-8 comes as a complete weapon system with all that it needs to do its job.
We did very well to order something and leave it alone. I wouldn't want to see us then go on and orphan the fleet - a justification for buying it over the Japanese P-1 was that we would be able to make the most of the mass of the fleet internationally, to tie ourselves into upgrade paths and so on.
FFS, the maintenance facility for the P-8 on this side of the pond is even being built here.
One of the last two has to be John Alexander Cruikshank VC even though he hasn't crossed the bar yet..
Where does the Z prefix come from?The final P-8 Poseidon to be built for Britain, the ninth of nine, has now landed at the aircraft's new home in Scotland.ukdefencejournal.org.uk
Edit . . .
Seven of the nine aircraft have also now been named.
The names of the last two, including this aircraft, have yet to be revealed.
- ZP801 “Pride of Moray”
- ZP802 “City of Elgin”
- ZP803 “Terence Bulloch DSO*DFC”
- ZP804 “Spirit of Reykjavik”
- ZP805 “Fulmar”
- ZP806 “Guernsey’s Reply”
- ZP807 “William Barker VC”
2 letters 3 digits has been the RAF registration since ww2 (or possibly during it) ZP is where theyve reached in that sequence - not every number in that sequence was used** registrations being given in batches with gaps betwwenWhere does the Z prefix come from?