In the troubled world of defense acquisition, the U.S. Navy's Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft shines as a rare example of a program that appears to be broadly staying on both schedule and cost. After a slow start, test and development aircraft are racking up flight hours and the first production aircraft was delivered to NAS Jacksonville, Fla., on March 5, opening the way for the start of fleet training. Against this positive background, program officials have ...

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