Poseidon P-8 US Aircraft is an aircraft made by the Boing Group that functions as an anti-submarine aircraft. The aircraft that was able to detect the presence of this submarine was assigned to search for the KRI Nanggala-402 which had lost contact.
United States Search for KRI Nanggala-402
The United States government has also assisted in the search for the KRI Nanggala-402 submarine, which has been missing in the waters of the Bali Sea since Wednesday. Uncle Sam’s country lowered the P-8 Poseidon aircraft belonging to the United States Navy. The aircraft, which functions as an anti-submarine, arrived in Bali this afternoon.
Furthermore, the P-8 Poseidon will comb the waters of the Bali Sea looking for a submarine that has lost contact for three days. “At 16.00 WITA, the Poseidon plane will take off from Bali and carry out search activities
P-8 Poseidon Made by Boing Group
is an aircraft made by the Boing Group which was previously named the Multimission Maritime Aircraft (MMA)? This aircraft is a military aircraft being developed for the United States Navy (USN).
As quoted by Wikipedia, this aircraft was developed by the Boing Group military division, namely Boeing Defense, Space & Security. The aircraft is a modification of the 737-800. Code P-8 is intended for anti-submarine conduct.
This Poseidon P-8 Aircraft Carrying Torpedoes
These aircraft carry torpedoes, anti-submarine missiles, and other weapons. The Boeing P-8 Poseidon will also be able to drop and monitor submarines with sonar buoys (sonobuoys). In the future, this aircraft is designed to operate without a crew. Apart from the US Navy, the P-8 Poseidon was ordered by the Indian Navy.
P-8 Poseidon Plane Size
The aircraft that came to Indonesia had two flight crews. The length of the aircraft reaches 39.47 meters and a wingspan of 37.64 meters. This aircraft has a maximum speed of up to 907 km per hour with a flight time of 4 hours for anti-submarine warfare missions.
Meanwhile, the search for the KRI Nanggala-402 submarine also involved ships from other countries, such as HMAS Ballarat, HMAS Sirius from Australia, the MV Swift Rescue ship from Singapore, and others. “The MV Swift Rescue ship from Singapore will arrive on Saturday night at around 23.00 WITA and HMAS Sirius has not arrived yet.
KRI Rigel-933 from the TNI Hydro-Oceanography Center
The search area for the KRI Nanggala 402 submarine is still focused on nine points, including around Celukan Bawang. Combing is also adjusted to the finding of oil spills and large magnetic forces. KRI Rigel-933 from the Indonesian Navy Hydro-Oceanography Center was also deployed in the search for the German-made submarine.
“KRI Rigel is more in that direction (magnetism) to ascertain what the object is,” said Julius, who is still in Bali. So far, the TNI has deployed 21 KRIs, most of which have sonar detection power to map the situation at the depths and seabed.
Remote Operation Vehicle (ROV) Tool
Meanwhile, the TNI also received assistance from four ships and a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) from the police. Basarnas also deployed two ships and one ROV to assist in the search for KRI Nanggala-402 which was carrying 53 passengers.
The search for KRI Nanggala-402 in the waters north of Bali Island has been going on since Wednesday (21/4), a few hours after the submarine lost contact at around 03.00 WITA while doing the dive.