A Boeing P-8A arrives at Dallas Love Field in the pouring rain | Swipe ⬅️ | The P-8A is essentially a 737-800 with -900 wings, and raked wingtips similar to those fitted to the 767-400. It was designed to replace the aging Lockheed P-3 Orion turboprop maritime patrol aircraft. 16-8996 is fitted with Raytheon's AN/APS-149 littoral and overland surveillance radar, initially fielded aboard the Navy's P-3C Block Modification Update Program (BMUP) maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft. This shadowy pod is known as the Littoral Surveillance Radar System (LSRS), or the Advanced Airborne Sensor (AAS). It is widely speculated that this pod is capable of tracking multiple individual vehicles, people, watercraft, and warships at incredible resolution and extreme ranges. The P-8A is capable of transmitting this data as targeting information for other aircraft to engage. It is unclear what this aircraft's mission is - but I confidently guess it's not hunting submarines like the rest of the P-8A fleet.