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Boeing reveals how new RAF submarine-hunting P-8 Poseidons will look

Britain’s deadly eyes in the sky! Boeing reveals how new RAF submarine-hunting P-8 Poseidons will look as nine are set to bolster air force strength

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Boeing has revealed how its new RAF submarine-hunting aircraft will look as nine are set to bolster Britain’s aerial defences. 

The P-8A Poseidon is equipped with torpedoes, Harpoon missiles and mines to strike at targets both above and below the water’s surface. 

The aircraft, which cost the RAF £375million each, will be used for patrols, surveillance and search and rescue missions, as well as to strike at enemy targets. 

They are named after the Greek god of the sea and are expected to begin operating from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland from 2020. 

The planes will also be used by the navies of the US, India, Australia, Norway, New Zealand and South Korea. 

They have a top speed of 564mph, a 123ft wingspan and are powered by two 27,000lb force engines manufactured by CFM International. 

The P-8A Poseidon – seen here for the first time in its official RAF livery – is equipped with torpedoes, Harpoon missiles and mines to strike at targets both above and below the water’s surface

The aircraft, which cost the RAF £375million each, will be used for patrols, surveillance and search and rescue missions, as well as to strike at enemy targets

The aircraft, which cost the RAF £375million each, will be used for patrols, surveillance and search and rescue missions, as well as to strike at enemy targets

They are named after the Greek god of the sea and are expected to begin operating from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland from 2020. The planes will also be used by the navies of the US, India, Australia, Norway, New Zealand and South Korea

They are named after the Greek god of the sea and are expected to begin operating from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland from 2020. The planes will also be used by the navies of the US, India, Australia, Norway, New Zealand and South Korea

They have a top speed of 564mph, a 123ft wingspan and are powered by two 27,000lb force engines manufactured by CFM International

They have a top speed of 564mph, a 123ft wingspan and are powered by two 27,000lb force engines manufactured by CFM International

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