Flight Test Rate Ramps Up On U.S. Navy’s P-8A

Credit: U.S. NAVY
Flight tests of the U.S. Navy’s P-8A Poseidon multimission patrol aircraft are one-fifth through completion and, unlike a host of recent high-profile defense acquisitions, on schedule for targeted service entry in 2013. The initial three P-8As—T-1, -2 and -3—have amassed “close to 500 hours” of...

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