The first Boeing P-8A Poseidon is slated to depart Nov. 29 for its first deployment, arriving in Japan Dec. 1, the U.S. Navy says. The deployment officially begins the aircraft’s initial operating capability (IOC), an important milestone for the Poseidon. “The U.S. Navy is scheduled to deploy the next-generation P-8A Poseidon aircraft to Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, in December 2013,” says Cmdr. Mike Kafka, a Navy spokesman. “This deployment will be the first deployment for the ...


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