Military Embedded Systems

P-8A Poseidon chosen by Canada for multi-mission aircraft role


December 01, 2023

Dan Taylor

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Image courtesy Boeing

ARLINGTON, Virginia. Canada has finalized a deal for up to 16 Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft as part of their Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) project, making Canada the 5th NATO nation to select the P-8, Boeing announced in a statement. The first delivery of these aircraft is anticipated in 2026.

The Boeing team that won this award included Canadian companies such as CAE, GE Aviation Canada, IMP Aerospace & Defence, KF Aerospace, Honeywell Aerospace Canada, Raytheon Canada, and StandardAero.

Boeing has delivered 160 aircraft, and the platform has over 560,000 collective flight hours, the company says. Its capabilities extend to anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and humanitarian response.

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