Monday, April 19, 2010

US Navy received first P-8A Poseidon for test and evaluation activities

Boeing has delivered first P-8A Poseidon (T1) aircraft to US Navy for test and evaluation activities , P-8A Poseidon aircraft which is based on heavy modified Boeing 737 will be face of the new generation maritime patrol aircraft. aicraft flew 7 hours from Boeing Seattle plant to the Patuxent River in Maryland , which  now been assigned to the navy’s VX-20 Air Test and Evaluation Squadron. aircraft will be tested for the period of six  months ,two more prototype will join them in future for further tests that includes airworthiness and flight envelope expansion tasks.P-8A’s ability will be to  carry out the anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations.” Indian Navy has already ordered eight of this Aircraft’s which will be start arriving in India by 2013 ,USN will replace its Lockheed Martin P-3C Orions with P-8A Poseidon will eventually field 117 Poseidons in future

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