P-8A Poseidon aircraft No. 760 takes off from a Boeing facility in Seattle, Wash., Dec. 9 for delivery to fleet operators in Jacksonville, Fla., marking the 20th overall production P-8A aircraft for the U.S. Navy. This Poseidon, a game changer for naval aviation, will join a growing fleet of the newest U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft. This 20th overall delivery will help the U.S. Navy prepare the next squadron transition to the P-8A from the P-3C Orion. Currently, the second fully operational P-8A squadron is deployed to the 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility.
Source: Naval Air Systems Command
Date: Dec 10, 2014