LONDON—The first Boeing P-8 Poseidon destined for the British Royal Air Force (RAF) has taken to the air for the first time. The aircraft flew on July 12 for a shakedown flight, but still must have its mission systems installed, which will take place over the coming weeks. The UK hopes to take formal delivery of the aircraft in October at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, where training of the British P-8 crews is currently underway. The aircraft then will be flown back to the ...

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