Boeing delivers 150th P-8 maritime patrol aircraft
First deliveries to New Zealand, Korea and Germany planned for 2022, 2023 and 2024 respectively.
The newest Boeing [NYSE:BA] P-8 Maritime Patrol, reconnaissance aircraft took to the skies over Puget Sound bringing the total number of P-8s delivered to 150. The 150e The multi-mission P-8 will be operated by Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) One based at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.
“There are now 150 P-8s worldwide, providing unparalleled confidence and capability to our global customers,” said Stu Voboril, vice president and program manager, P-8 Programs. “Our goal has been and will be to provide the best maritime patrol aircraft in the world.”
With more than 450,000 incident-free flight hours, the worldwide P-8 fleet includes 112 aircraft delivered to the US Navy, 12 to Australia, 12 to India, nine to the UK and five to Norway. . Aircraft are designed for anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface warfare; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and search and rescue.
The 150 P-8s in service do not include the six test aircraft supplied to the US Navy during the early stages of the program. Boeing tested these aircraft during development to assess capabilities and performance. As the development of system enhancements and new technologies continues, the test aircraft play a vital role in ensuring that Boeing provides state-of-the-art capabilities to global P-8 customers.
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