1st November Lecture – 2018

“P-8A Poseidon – Guardian of the Seas”

Thursday 1st November 2018

Lecture Starts at 7.30 pm
(Light Refreshments at 7.00 pm)

Speaker: Group Captain Lyndon Jones RAF, Poseidon MRA1 Programme Director, HQ RAF Air Command

Location: Lecture Theatre ‘1‘, Cambridge University Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ.

Lecture Synopsis

The P-8A Poseidon is a Maritime Patrol Aircraft based on the Boeing 737-800 and designed to hunt submarines and ships.  It can also carry out long range rescue missions.  It is fitted with the latest generation of sensors and can carry anti-submarine warfare torpedoes and anti-ship missiles.

The aircraft is being introduced into the US Navy, the Royal Australian Air Force and the Royal Norwegian Air Force as well as the Royal Air Force.  It has also been ordered for the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

The RAF’s nine MRA1 aircraft will be based at RAF Lossiemouth in Northern Scotland and operated by Nos 120 and 201 Squadrons.

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