A P-8A Poseidon, assigned to the "War Eagles" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, flies above aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) June 25, 2015. Truman is underway conducting Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) off the east coast of the United States. TSTA is the first combined training event of a ship's inter-deployment training cycle that tests and evaluates shipboard drills, including general quarters, damage control, medical and firefighting. Upon successful completion of TSTA, Truman will be considered proficient in all mission areas. (U.S. Navy photo)
An airman marshals in a P-8A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron Eight (VP-8) on the flightline of Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 5, 2015. The aircraft arrived to support 16 other countries involved in BALTOPS 2015, a multinational maritime-focused exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region. The exercise will involve maritime, ground, and air forces to strengthen combined response capabilities necessary to ensure regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo)
A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon with Patrol Squadron 45, is at Clark Air Base, Philippines in support of Exercise Balikatan 2015, April 9. Balikatan is an annual Philippines-U.S. military bilateral training exercise and humanitarian assistance engagement. (U.S. Navy photo)
First P-8A Poseidon Squadron returns from historic deployment July 16, 2014. The War Eagles', of VP-16, final aircraft touched down in Jacksonville, Fla., signifying the successful end to their historic deployment. Operating out of Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, the War Eagles supported Commander, Task Force 72, flying anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; maritime domain awareness; search and rescue; carrier strike group coordination; and theater security cooperation missions throughout the Western Pacific.
The P-8A flys in formation with the P-3C off the coast of Maryland.
P-8A in flight over the Pacific Northwest
P-8A test aircraft one turns toward NAS Patuxent River.
Test aircraft three launches a sonobuoy over the Atlantic Test Range.
P-8A Poseidon over the Cascade Mountains of Washington.
Artist rendition of P-8A Poseidon.