The first P-8A fuselage is lowered into a tooling fixture in Renton, Wash. Photo: Boeing image - Jim Anderson
P-8A Poseidon Charles Schroeder illustration
April 11, 2008 Boeing has begun final assembly of the first P-8A Poseidon, the long-range anti-submarine plane that will replace the P-3 Orion. The US Navy plans to purchase 108 P-8As, and initial operational capability is scheduled to begin in 2013. The P-8A will have anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.
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