Boeing has another oceangoing patrol airplane up its sleeve.
The defense contractor this week said that its descriptively named Maritime Surveillance Aircraft demonstrator recently made its first flight, a four-hour test of airworthiness from Pearson International Airport in Toronto. The next two months will bring additional airworthiness tests.
A little more than a week ago, Boeing was talking up its other, and bigger, maritime patrol aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, saying that it was shifting to full-rate production of the plane under a $2.4 billion contract from the US Navy. Boeing has delivered 13 of the Poseidons to the the … Read more