Boeing Unveils US Navy Paint Scheme for P-8A Poseidon

P-8A Poseidon 'T-2' (Side #953 BuNo 167953) shows off its new paint at Boeing's Renton, WA facility.
Photo: Boeing / Jim Anderson

5/5/2009 - SEATTLE, WA -- The first painted P-8A Poseidon aircraft rolls out of the paint hangar at Boeing's Renton, Wash., facility, displaying its new U.S. Navy livery. The aircraft, designated T-2, is the third of five test aircraft being assembled and tested as part of the System Development and Demonstration contract that Boeing received in 2004.

The first test aircraft, T-1, which successfully completed the program's first flight on April 25, will be painted in the same gray paint scheme later this summer. T-2 was painted in late April.

The Navy plans to purchase 108 P-8A anti-submarine warfare aircraft to replace its fleet of P-3Cs. Initial operational capability is planned for 2013. The P-8A is built by a Boeing-led industry team that includes CFM International, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Spirit AeroSystems and GE Aviation.

Source: Boeing Press Release

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