Boeing performed the first test flight of the Raytheon APS-154 Advanced Airborne Sensor (AAS) on a P-8A Poseidon at Boeing Field, Seattle, on April 13, launching a new stage in a shadowy but important intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance program that has been underway for more than a decade. The AAS milestone coincides with delivery of the first P-8A to be produced for the U.S. Navy under the third Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP-3) batch, marking the start of a new ...

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