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 Australia’s first P-8A conducts maiden flight 24 May, 2016

Australia Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) first Boeing P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft has completed its maiden flight. The aircraft, is based on the 737 commercial aircraft. As with P-8As operated by the US Navy and P-8I Neptunes operated by the Indian navy, the aircraft’s mission system will be installed at Boeing Field. It will fly to Australia in late 2016. Australian government ordered eight P-8A and It has options for four additional examples.

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