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Boeing Hands First P-8A Poseidon Aircraft to Australia

Boeing Hands First P-8A Poseidon Aircraft to Australia - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Boeing-P-8A-PoseidonBoeing has turned over the first P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force during a ceremony held at the company’s delivery center in Tukwila, Washington.

Shelley Lavender, Boeing military aircraft president, handed the ceremonial keys for P-8A to Australian Chief of Air Force Leo Davies during the event, the company said Friday.

Boeing based the P-8A on the 737 airliner series and the company assembles the wings, tail and military systems of the aircraft in Washington.

The company is contracted to build a total of eight Poseidons for RAAF.

The aircraft is scheduled to arrive at its home base in Australia by November.

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