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    Saturday, August 7, 2010

    Latest P8 arrives at Pax River for testing

    The third P8 to be used in the Navy and Boeing's test program has arrived at Pax River.  The Navy is finally on a path to replace aging P-3 aircraft, with the P8 expected to make it's initial availability in 2013.

    While the airframe is a significant size upgrade from the P3 and has much shorter transit to on station times, it does lack some of the P3's functionality.

    Hopefully, it will still make an effective ASW platform.

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