The Indian Navy has acquired the tenth anti-submarine warfare plane P-8I from the US-based aerospace firm Boeing, in keeping with a press release issued on Tuesday.
The Defence Ministry had first signed a contract for eight P-8I plane in 2009. Later, in 2016, it signed a contract for 4 extra P-8I plane.
“This is the second aircraft to be delivered under the option contract for four additional aircraft that the Indian Ministry of Defence awarded in 2016,” the assertion mentioned.
“In addition to unmatched maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare capabilities, the P-8I has been deployed to assist during disaster relief and humanitarian missions,” it added.
The Indian Navy had acquired the ninth P-8I plane in November final yr.
The patrol plane is an integral a part of the Indian Navy”s fleet and has surpassed 30,000 flight hours because it was inducted in 2013, it talked about.
“Boeing supports India’s growing P-8I fleet by providing training of Indian Navy flight crews, spare parts, ground support equipment and field service representative support,” its assertion mentioned.
Boeing’s built-in logistics assist has enabled a excessive state of fleet readiness on the lowest potential value, it added.
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