posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 09:42 PM
This paragraph was also in the ops link.
Chicago-based Boeing last month delivered the 13th of what’s to be a 113-aircraft program. The Navy in November declared the aircraft ready for
combat deployment after determining the criteria for performing effective patrols “were fully met,” Lieutenant Caroline Hutcheson, a Navy
spokeswoman, said in a telephone interview.
“The P-8A was ready, was needed in theater and continues to more than meet fleet commanders’ expectations,” she said. Hutcheson said Gilmore’s
office has “consistently highlighted both effective warfare areas as well as recommendations for areas to re-visit.”
“Most issues cited have been collectively identified,” and the Navy has developed “software upgrades to correct deficiencies,” she said.
Boeing spokesman Charles Ramey said in an e-mailed statement that he hadn’t seen Gilmore’s report and was unable to comment directly.
Sound like Gilmore was pleased up until now so we will have to see how this turns out.