Navy P-8 With Secretive Radar Pod Surveils Massive Chinese Naval Base In South China Sea

War Zone – U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft flew a route close to China’s Hainan Island in the South China Sea, which is home to a massive People’s Liberation Army Navy base, earlier today. This particular aircraft is one of a small subset of the service’s Poseidon fleet that is configured to carry a shadowy radar system known as the AN/APS-154 Advanced Airborne Sensor.