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A specific goal Boeing has is to become the "world's largest civil aircraft maker once again" (Singapore Press Holdings Ltd., 2010). Management seeks to set goals and objectives that are pertinent to the current situation. Plans will consist of new ideas that will correlate with the advancements in technology. Boeing management plans to develop a invent a new product for the US Navy (Boeing, 2010). The product is called the P-8A. The P-8A is a imitation of the Next Generation 737-800. (Boeing, 2010.) P-8A Poseidon Description and Purpose: The P-8A Poseidon is a long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft capable of broad-area, maritime and littoral operations. A derivative of the Next-Generation 737-800, the P-8A combines superior performance and reliability with an advanced mission system that ensures maximum interoperability in the future battle space. Customers: The P-8A is being developed for the U.S. Navy by a Boeing-led industry team that consists of CFM International, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, GE Aviation and Spirit AeroSystems. The U.S. Navy plans to purchase 117 P-8As to replace its fleet of P-3C aircraft. The first test aircraft began formal flight testing in late 2009. Initial operational capability is slated for 2013. On Jan. 1, 2009, Boeing signed a contract with the Government of India to provide eight P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft to the Indian navy. The P-8I is a derivative of the P-8A designed specifically for the Indian navy. Australia signed an MOU with the U.S. Navy in 2009 and will collaborate in Increment 2. Boeing is building the P-8A at its production facility in Renton, Wash. The 737 fuselage is built in Wichita, Kan., and then sent to Renton, where all aircraft structural features unique to the P-8A are

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