The US Navy aircraft P-8A Poseidon
News of Ukraine:In Odessa on exercises “sea breeze-2017” arrived American planes “Poseidon”.
To Odessa to participate in launched on July 10, the international naval exercises “sea breeze-2017” arrived two patrol anti-submarine aircraft of the US Navy P-8A Poseidon, the press service of the General staff of the armed forces, citing information of the Ukrainian Navy.
“On July 11 in the city to participate in the exercise profit two newest American reconnaissance aircraft P-8 Poseidon. This is the first visit of such equipment not only in Odessa but also in Ukraine. In all previous doctrines “si breeze” was attended by Maritime patrol P-3 Orion, which recently began to retire and replace “Poseidon,” – said in a statement released on Wednesday afternoon on the website of the General staff of the APU in a Facebook message .
According to open sources, the Boeing P-8 Poseidon anti-submarine patrol aircraft, developed the program multi-purpose Maritime aircraft (eng. multimission maritime aircraft) to replace the Lockheed P-3 Orion. Production of the aircraft began in 2012, operation started in 2013. For the US Navy on the basis of Boeing 737-800ERX was developed by modification of the P-8A “Poseidon”. At the beginning of 2017 have already been delivered 50 aircraft in the framework of the order for 122 aircraft.
Designed for the detection and destruction of submarines of the opponent in areas of patrol, reconnaissance, anti-ship and participation in rescue operations. Can carry up to 9 tons of weapons, has 5 internal and 6 external points of suspension for different types of weapons (anti-ship missile AGM-84 Harpoon, Mark 54 (torpedo), sea mines, bombs). Equipped with a Raytheon APY-10 multi-purpose ground search radar Raytheon APY-10, a set of electronic support measures AN/ALQ-240. advanced radar to search the surface of the aircraft and SIGINTмодулем.
In Odessa started the Ukrainian-American exercises “Sea Breeze–2017”
As reported, the international naval exercises “sea breeze – 2017” started in Odessa on Monday, July 10. Opening exercises, the commander of the Navy APU Igor Voronchenko said that this year the teachings have noted a kind of jubilee – the 20th anniversary of the first exercises in 1997 and also these teachings is the 15th in a row. In turn, the head of doctrines from the American side, captain 1st rank of the Tate Westbrook (Westbrook Tate) said that part of the exercise will be held in the “free games”, and one element will be the development of anti-submarine operations in the Black sea.
In total, the exercise involved more than 30 ships, boats and vessels provide, more than 25 aircraft and helicopters, as well as members from 16 countries, including Ukraine, with a total of more than 3 thousand people. At the same time with the Ukrainian side in the events of “sea Breeze”, except for the Military-naval forces of Armed forces of Ukraine, participating units of the National guard, State border service, Land and Air forces of Ukraine, and army corps of engineers.
Earlier, the Odessa mass media reported that on the last weekend in Odessa to take part in the exercises profit the planes and ships of the Alliance. In the port of Odessa came three Turkish ships: Turgutreis F241 ship, submarine and large amphibious ship NL 214, and in the Practical Harbor came the Romanian Corvette “Rear-Admiral Horia, Macellari”. In addition to the Odessa airport has landed two sides of the countries-members of NATO: an American C-130J “Hercules,” which brought divers, and the Hungarian C-17A “Globemaster III” that brought a few dozen soldiers of other specialties and equipment for exercises.
The exercises will be held in the Odessa and Nikolaev areas, and also in the northwestern part of the Black sea in the period from 10 to 23 July.