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Pictures Last Boeing P-8 Poseidon LRIP I aircraft almost ready for delivery – The DEW Line

November 19, 2012

Last Boeing P-8 Poseidon LRIP I aircraft almost ready for delivery – The DEW Line.

To build the P-8, which is basically a 737 Next Gen 800 fuselage with 900 wings, Boeing created a third ITAR-compliant line to assemble the jets. It also, of course, has all of its anti-sub and anti-surface, electronic support measures (ESM) avionics and what not… It also has better, more powerful generators. But it’s basically a 737 at the end of the day.

The ITAR segregation goes down to the sub-contractor level. Even the tail-cone is built at an ITAR-licensed facility in Korea. Boeing has made the process as painless as possible, but it still sounds like it’s a living nightmare. But other than that, it’s basically identical to the 737 production line.

More:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/

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