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Boeing on track with deliveries of Poseidon jets to the Navy

One of the U.S. Navy's P-8A Poseidon aircraft was on display at the Spirit AeroSystem's facility in Wichita in 2012.
One of the U.S. Navy's P-8A Poseidon aircraft was on display at the Spirit AeroSystem's facility in Wichita in 2012. The Wichita Eagle file photo

Boeing Co. said Friday it delivered its eighth P-8A Poseidon to the Navy last month, in line with its delivery schedule and on cost.

The airplane is based on a 737-800, the fuselage of which is manufactured by Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita.

It is used by the Navy for anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, surveillance and reconnaissance.

The last airplane to be delivered in 2014 was Boeing’s 21st P8-A for the Navy. The company is under contract to deliver 53 of the airplanes to the Navy, which is using them to replace its P-3 Orion fleet.

Other Boeing partners on the airplane are CFM International, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, BAE Systems and GE Aviation.

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