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GE announces milestones for Poseidons

EVENDALE, Ohio, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. company GE Aviation announced it has achieved two milestones for the P-8A Poseidon's flight management system and stores management system hardware.

GE says its flight management system has been qualified and stores management system hardware have been delivered ahead of formal flight testing of the P-8A scheduled to take place at an unspecified date later in 2009.

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Officials say the qualification of the flight management system and delivery of the stores management system hardware marks final milestones prior to the flight testing.

"GE's integrated flight management and stores management systems are designed for growth and allow rapid and affordable future technology integration to meet evolving threats and diverse mission requirements," Lorraine Bolsinger, GE Aviation Systems president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.

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