- Stars and Stripes – Two of the Navy’s new P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft have arrived at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Navy officials in Japan said Monday.
- Honolulu Star Advertiser – A dramatic shift to the rotorcraft side of the equation is coming with the Navy’s decision not to move to Kaneohe Bay three squadrons of 18 P-8A Poseidon jets based on the Boeing 737-800…
But in a cost-cutting move, the Navy now plans to locate six P-8A fleet squadrons and a fleet replacement squadron at Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida, six P-8A squadrons at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington state, and none in Hawaii.
A P-8A presence would be maintained here (at Kaneohe Bay) with a detachment of two aircraft and 102 personnel rotating through Hawaii every two weeks, according to the Navy.
- Florida Times-Union – The VP-16 War Eagles, of Jacksonville Naval Air Station, will be leaving on Friday on a seven-month deployment to Okinawa, Japan.
- Florida Times Union – The VP-8 “Fighting Tigers” depart NAS Jacksonville at the end of November for a dual-site, seven-month deployment to Bahrain and El Salvador.
- Janes’ – Lockheed Martin is to resurrect the retired S-3 Viking aircraft in order to fulfil requirements for both the Republic Of Korea Navy (RoKN) and the US Navy (USN).
- BBC – Flight Sergeant David Miles, who is ‘on loan’ to the US Navy from the RAF, explained to the BBC why the P-8A Poseidon is a little bit different.
- India Today – INS Vikramaditya, India’s largest aircraft carrier, is safely in the Indian Navy’s hands now, and will begin its journey home shortly. But just a year ago, there was an incident that created a major stir on board the massive ship as it was put through trials at sea off the Russian coast. INS Vikramaditya was spied upon by NATO forces.
- Defense News – Boeing let everybody in on one of its worst-kept secrets at the Dubai Airshow on Monday, naming the Bombardier Challenger 605 business jet as the platform for a new maritime surveillance aircraft program.
- DVIDS – In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation in the Republic of the Philippines, a massive multinational effort is underway to bring aid to those affected by the storm. Patrol Squadrons (VP) 26 and 62, based in Jacksonville, Fla., and currently deployed to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 72.2 have contributed to this effort by repositioning three P-3C Orions, three aircrews, and a detachment of maintenance professionals to Clark Airfield in northern Luzon.
- Whidbey News-Times – Despite an ongoing debate about jet noise, particularly at Outlying Field Coupeville, residents expressed broad support at a forum on the possible installation of several additional P-8A squadrons at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. The squadrons would be in place by 2016.
- Reuters – The U.S. Navy is expected to announce on Wednesday that Boeing Co’s P-8A aircraft, a long-range maritime surveillance plane based on the company’s 737 airliner, is ready for initial operational use.
- Navy Times – The Navy has two P-3 Orion aircraft in the Philippines assisting the country’s search and rescue efforts in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.