Defense Spending http://www.kplu.org en Boeing cuts ribbon on new P-8 facility http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-cuts-ribbon-new-p-8-facility <P>Boeing has cut the ribbon on a new production facility in south Seattle.&nbsp; It's where a version of its best-selling 737 aircraft will be transformed into one of the US navy's most advanced surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The new P-8A Poseidon will replace the cold-war era P-3C airplanes that are used to hunt out enemy submarines in missions all over the world.&nbsp; The US Navy has ordered 117 of them to begin going into service in 2013.&nbsp; India's navy has also ordered a version of the new plane and talks are underway with several other foreign Thu, 11 Nov 2010 20:10:05 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 122 at http://www.kplu.org