Boeing Unveils Surveillance Plane

New plane aims to combine best elements of P-8 with business jet.

Boeing Unveils New Maritime Surveillance Plane


FARNBOROUGH, England — Boeing developers have combined sensors and mission-equipment from their P-8 Navy surveillance aircraft with a Bombardier long-endurance Challenger 605 business jet to engineer a medium-size, high-speed, high-tech surveillance plane.

“We’ve taken P-8 mission systems, modularized them and put them on the Challenger 605. It has many of the same capabilities as the P-8 and the same look and feel with hand-picked sensors,” said Bob Schoeffling, a Boeing officials for maritime surveillance aircraft.

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