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Re: Australia to buy P-8A Poseidon - News.com
« Reply #50 on: November 29, 2016, 10:19:08 »
So would the P-8 make a good platform for the EW/surveillance version of the Aurora, I am assuming they aren't dodging around at low altitude, that would free up those airframes to do ASW. 

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Re: Australia to buy P-8A Poseidon - News.com
« Reply #51 on: November 30, 2016, 12:29:56 »
I would say they are far too expensive for that alone.  If you have a MMA, make it a true MMA.   We don't have the funding or people for specialized single function things like Sentinels and Rivot Joints.  I will be CRA before the 140 is replaced, so i don't even dream of P8s.  Like we are being left behind in the fighter world, we are also starting to do so in the maritime domain.

Despite it having an ESM system, the Aurora is not an EW platform.  We do the surveillance/reconnaissance piece now in both overland and maritime mission profiles.
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