RAF’s Poseidon Released a Torpedo for the First Time

RAF’s Poseidon Released a Torpedo for the First Time
RAF’s Poseidon Released a Torpedo for the First Time

Royal Air Force (RAF) Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft released a torpedo for the first time.


A Poseidon (P-8A) aircraft operated by 120 Squadron, based at RAF Lossiemouth, dropped a recoverable exercise variant of the Mark 54 Lightweight Torpedo in a training flight over Scotland simulating an attack on a submarine.

The Mk 54 can be carried in the Poseidon’s internal weapons bay.  The aircraft is transformed from Boeing's 737 passenger aircraft. 


RAF’s Poseidon Released a Torpedo for the First Time