P-8 Poseidon

Russia launches Sukhoi Su-27 fighters as US P-8A Poseidon, RC-135 spy planes fly over Black Sea

The US P-8A Poseidon is tasked with anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and shipping interdiction roles while the RC-135 is used for gathering intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Jun 30, 2020, 11:59 AM IST

Russian Sukhoi Su-30 intercepts US P-8 Poseidon, RC-135 reconnaissance plane, KC-135 Stratotanker over Black Sea

Southern Military District launched the Sukhoi Su-30 twin-engine, two-seat multirole fighter to intercept the US  P-8 Poseidon, RC-135 and KC-135 aircraft and ensure they do not breach the Russian airspace.

Jun 29, 2020, 14:58 PM IST

Iran says could have shot down US Navy P-8 Poseidon with 35 on board, but chose drone to 'send a message to Americans'

A US military surveillance drone was shot down by Iranian forces on Thursday, claiming that the drone had violated its airspace. 


Jun 21, 2019, 19:26 PM IST

China's military secrecy justifies surveillance flights: US official

The United States is justified in carrying out surveillance flights in East Asia, in spite of Chinese objections, given a lack of transparency in China`s military buildup, a senior US official said on Friday.

Sep 13, 2014, 05:02 AM IST