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February 11, 2022
by Gareth Jennings
Artist’s impression of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon in Royal Canadian Air Force colors and markings. (Boing)
Boeing will offer its P-8A Poseidon Multi-Mission Maritime (MMA) aircraft to Canada in response to the country’s requirement to replace the Lockheed CP-140 Aurora.
Announced on February 10, the offer sees Boeing become the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to declare itself for the Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) program.
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) fields 14 CP-140 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) derived from P-3 Orion which were first received in 1980. Although the fleet has recently been upgraded with Link 11 and Link 16 data links, ARC is looking for a replacement.
Besides the P-8A, Airbus has previously touted an A319 MPA, and an indigenous development based on the Bombardier Global Express or C Series could also be offered. Although not previously touted in connection with Canada, the Japanese Kawasaki P-1 and Swedish Saab Swordfish could also be potential offers. As previously reported by
a contract is not expected until around 2025 with deliveries in the 2030s.
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