PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md. – U.S. Navy avionics experts needed a large electronics-cooling system for thermal management of electronic components and sensors aboard the U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol jet. They found their solution from Meggitt Defense Systems Inc. in Irvine, Calif., reports John Keller for Military & Aerospace Electronics.
The Intelligent Aerospace take:
Date Goes Here-The P-8 is a militarized version of the Boeing 737-800 single-aisle passenger jetliner hardened for long-range ocean missions like surveillance, maritime patrol, and anti-submarine warfare. It is replacing the Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion maritime patrol turboprop aircraft.
Ultimately, the Navy plans to buy 108 P-8A aircraft from Boeing, which is building the Poseidon at its factory in Renton, Wash. The 737 fuselage and tail sections are from by Spirit…