First LRIP P-8 flies

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 20, 2011
The first LRIP P-8 takes off from Renton. (Boeing)

The first low rate initial production (LRIP) Boeing P-8A Poseidon made its first flight from Boeing’s Renton plant on July 7, the manufacturer has announced.

The aircraft, the first of six LRIP P-8As to be built, flew for three hours before landing at Boeing Field in Seattle.

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