Boeing is offering its P-8A Poseidon maritime aircraft to Canada, which is seeking to renew the military’s fleet of CP-140 Aurora aircraft.
Canada has put out a request for information for long-range maritime patrol aircraft, Boeing said in a statement on February 10, 2022.
The Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft project (CMMA) seeks to replace the Royal Canadian Air Force fleet of CP-140 Aurora aircraft. It aims to enhance its anti-submarine warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.
“The P-8A Poseidon has demonstrated that it is the world’s most capable multi-mission aircraft currently in production and offers a complete solution for Canada’s CMMA requirements,” said Tim Flood, International Business Development director, Europe and Americas.
There are currently 140 P-8 aircraft in service, Boeing noted. Customers to operate or have selected the maritime aircraft include the U.S. Navy, the Royal Air Force, the Royal Australian Air Force, the Royal New Zealand Air Force, the Indian Navy, the Royal Norwegian Air Force, the Republic of Korea Navy and the German Navy.
“The range, speed, and endurance of the P-8 makes it the perfect platform to monitor Canada’s northern and maritime approaches and the P-8 will ensure allied interoperability to meet Canada’s security commitments,” Flood added. “Coupled with a robust industrial partnership plan, Boeing’s offer will build on its successful record of contributing to Canada’s economic growth throughout the life of the CMMA program.”