The U.S. Navy's multi-mission maritime aircraft now has a designation--the P-8A--and, possibly, a name--the Poseidon--although the latter is still subject to change. In addition, Boeing is promising to move up by one year the initial operation capability date of 2013 (when a training system and one squadron are operational). The program is now nine months into an eight-year development process. Boeing has obligated itself to IOC by Sept. 30, 2012, says Jack Zerr, the company's vice ...

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