The Drive for Networked ASW Excellence: An Examination of Culture and Technology in the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force

- CDR Salamander – In an era of delayed and troubled defense programs, the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft has proved itself a model of acquisitions best practices. During its maiden deployment, the aircraft performed well during operations in the Western Pacific. However, this expensive and extremely capable platform has yet to achieve its full operational potential. The Navy’s newest aircraft is falling victim to institutional inertia.