Five Boeing P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft Delivered to Indian Navy
September 15, 2014
Boeing has delivered five P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft to the Indian Navy in 2013, with one more aircraft delivery expected in 2014 and two deliveries expected in 2015. Boeing is building eight P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy as part of a contract awarded in january 2009.
The first P-8I aircraft arrived on schedule at India Naval Station Rajali on May 15, 2013 and the subsequent aircraft that were delivered have joined the Indian Navy's fleet, enhancing India's long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare capabilities.
Based on the company's Next-Generation 737 commercial airplane, the P-8I is the Indian Navy variant of the P-8A Poseidon that Boeing has developed for the U.S. Navy.
In order to efficiently design and build the P-8I and the P-8A, the Boeing-led team is using a first-in-industry, in-line production process that draws on the company's Next-Generation 737 production system.
The P-8I features open system architecture, advanced sensor and display technologies, and a worldwide base of suppliers, parts and support equipment. P-8I aircraft are built by a Boeing-led industry team that includes CFM International, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Spiri tAeroSystems, BAE Systems and GE Aviation.
Boeing offers India a broad spectrum of defense, space and security solutions that are relevant to India's current and future military and humanitarian needs. Boeing India's corporate office is in New Delhi. For more information, visit www.boeing.co.in.
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