Advanced Airborne Sensor makes 1st flight with P-8A

The first flight of the Advanced Airborne Sensor (AAS) configured P-8A Poseidon aircraft was completed on May 20. The successful flight marked a significant milestone for the U.S. Navy, Raytheon and Boeing team.

The APS-154 AAS radar will replace the APS-149 Littoral Surveillance Radar System (LSRS) carried on specially modified P-3C Orion aircraft. The APS-154 radar represents the next generation of maritime patrol and reconnaissance radars which will provide military commanders highly accurate battle-space situational awareness as an integrated Maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Targeting (ISR&T) asset.

Source: Naval Air Systems Command
Date: Jun 4, 2015