P-8A Poseidon Makes Successful Missile Strike

Aug 07, 2014 No Comments by

U.S. Navy Patrol Squadron (VP)-45 Combat Aircrew Four (CAC)-4 recently completed the first Boeing P-8A Poseidon Coordinated Time on Top (CTOT) AGM-84D live missile shot with a Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) P-3C crew during RIMPAC 2014.

The missile shot was comprised of a P-8A-launched AGM-84D Harpoon missile and a JMSDF P-3C- launched ATM-84D Harpoon telemetry missile. The result was a successful strike against a surface target – with both missiles arriving simultaneously.

The challenging exercise displayed the P-8A Poseidon’s ability to coordinate with a foreign asset to deliver air-to-surface missiles on a target.

For the complete story by Lt. Alec Verone of VP-45 via Jacksonville.com, click here.

Photo via VP-45

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