This Shot Of A P-8 Poseidon Dropping Three Harpoon Missiles Is TriumphantTyler Rogoway8/29/15 4:21pmFiled to: Maritime PatrolP-8 PoseidonAustralia737s12422EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkBoeing’s P-8 Poseidon program has a lot to feel good about. Not only has the aircraft been the star of the Navy in Pacific Theater as of late, but Australia has just ordered four of the maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft, officially making them the third operator of the type. The U.S. Navy also put in an order for nine more of the jets. Yesterday’s order will bring the Navy’s total Poseidon order book to 62, with 28 of the jets already delivered. The Navy plans on buying 114 P-8s at an estimated cost of $32.8 billion according to DoDBuzz.com. This works out to almost $288 million per aircraft. That’s one expensive maritime patrol jet. The aircraft will replace its aging P-3C Orion counterpart.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.