facebook
twitter
search
search

BAE supplies P-8A systems

March 10, 2011 at 6:40 AM

GREENLAWN, N.Y., March 10 (UPI) -- BAE Systems in the United States will provide mission computer systems for U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft, developed by a Boeing-led team.

The monetary value of the six systems to be provided wasn't disclosed.

BAE Systems' mission computer system for the P-8A is a flexible and ruggedized processing platform that can be configured to meet the general purpose, input and output, video, voice and graphics processing needs for modern military battle management requirements.

"The P-8A possesses an advanced mission computer system built by BAE Systems that ensures maximum interoperability in the future battle space," said Gary Rubasch, P-8A program manager for BAE Systems. "It will influence how the Navy's Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Forces operate and deploy."

The P-8A Poseidon is a long-range, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. The Navy plans to purchase about 117 P-8A aircraft to replace its P-3 fleet.

Initial operational capability is planned for 2013.

BAE Systems achieved a significant P-8A milestone last June, completing the mission computer system qualification testing. Boeing also successfully completed the program's first mission systems test flight in Seattle the same month.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Finland orders anti-tank weapon from Saab
Oil prices drop on Greek, Iran concerns
North Dakota rig data suggests stability
Ford building electric bike prototypes with Apple Watch connectivity
Orbital ATK's artillery guidance kit passes milestone test