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Norway receives final Poseidon MMA

The fifth and final P-8A for Norway was handed over on 27 May. (Boeing)

Boeing has delivered the fifth and final P-8A Poseidon maritime multimission aircraft (MMA) for Norway, the company announced on 27 May.

The handover of tail number 9586 completes a delivery process that commenced in November 2021.

The Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) P-8A fleet is named Viking, Ulabrand, Hugin, and Munin (as well as being Norse gods, these names were previously given to Norway's PBY-5 Catalina maritime patrol aircraft).

To be fielded by 333 Squadron at Evenes Air Station, the P-8As will replace six ageing Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) and two Dassault Falcon DA-20 Jet Falcon surveillance aircraft.

Derived from the Boeing 737, the P-8A Poseidon is built by a Boeing-led industry team that includes CFM International, GE Aviation, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and Spirit AeroSystems. Besides Norway, the P-8 is in service or on order with Australia, Germany, India, New Zealand, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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