Since then, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Norway are among the countries ordering the airplane and the first Navy P8 entered heavy maintenance here.
Boeing produces the P8 at a 1.5/mo rate, which is full rate.
The Navy ordered 117 P8s, but there is potential to order more.
Three-quarters of the Navy’s 12 wings have replaced the old prop-jet, Lockheed P-3 Orion by the P8.
Capt. Tony Rossi of the Navy’s procurement department told a group of international media that the P8 also performs humanitarian purposes and Search and Rescue operations.