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Boeing delivers the 150 P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Boeing delivers the 150 P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft
Boeing delivers the 150 P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol, intelligence surveillance reconnaissance and search and rescue aircraft.

SEATTLE, July 7, 2022 — The newest Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol, reconnaissance aircraft took to the skies over Puget Sound bringing the total number of P-8s delivered to 150.

The 150th multi-mission P-8 will be operated by Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) One based at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.

“There are now 150 P-8s around the world delivering confidence and an unmatched capability to our global customers,” said Stu Voboril, vice president and program manager, P-8 Programs. “Our focus has been, and will be, on delivering the world’s best maritime patrol aircraft.”

Amassing more than 450,000 mishap-free flight hours, the global P-8 Poseidon fleet includes 112 aircraft delivered to the U.S. Navy, 12 to Australia, 12 to India, nine to the United Kingdom and five to Norway.

Boeing delivers the 150 P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft
NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) – Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) 3rd Class Julian Marriagabossio, assigned to the «Grey Knights» of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, signals to the pilots of a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.
VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa.
U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram.

The aircraft are designed for anti-submarine warfare (ASW); anti-surface warfare (ASuW); intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and search and rescue.

The 150 P-8s in service do not include six test aircraft provided to the U.S. Navy during the initial stages of the program. Boeing tested those aircraft during development to assess capabilities and performance. As development of system enhancements and new technology continues, the test aircraft perform a critical role in ensuring Boeing provides state-of-the-art capabilities to global P-8 customers.

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