A RAAF P-8A Poseidon supports sea trials for the NUSHIP Hobart .
Maritime Patrol and Response
The Maritime Patrol and Response program supports Maritime ISR, Anti-Submarine Warfare; Maritime Strike; and Personnel Recovery roles.
Australia has vast ocean approaches and we are delivering a cutting-edge mix of complementary capabilities to protect our near region.
Accordingly, we are also complementing the investments being made in our maritime ISR program.
We will continue to invest in:
  • Capability upgrades, including to its radar, for the P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol capability; and
  • The procurement of the MQ-4C Triton Maritime Remotely Piloted capability.
Compared to legacy systems, the P-8A Poseidon and the MQ-4C Triton provide a significant enhancement in Defence’s ability to maintain situational awareness of Australia’s maritime approaches.