Indian Navy will get ninth P-8I anti-submarine warfare plane



Indian Navy has bought its ninth Boeing P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare plane, a part of the practically $1 billion take care of the US for 4 extra planes signed in 2016. India, which had first signed a contract for eight such plane in 2009, can be negotiating a deal for six extra P-8Is with the US beneath the government-to-government route. While the ninth plane was scheduled to be handed over to the Indian Navy in July this 12 months, the Covid pandemic delayed plans. The remaining three are scheduled to be handed over to India in 2021. Incidentally, the plane, the newest of which landed at INS Hansa in Goa.

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The plane can be being utilized by India in Ladakh for surveillance moreover the Indian Ocean Region. It was deployed throughout the 2017 Doklam standoff as properly. The Indian fleet of P-8I plane, a variant of the P-8A Poseidon plane that Boeing developed as a alternative for the US Navy’s ageing P-3 fleet, has surpassed 25,000 flight hours because it was inducted in 2013. India had develop into the primary worldwide buyer for the P-8 plane with the conclusion of the practically $2.1 billion contracts on 1 January 2009 for a complete of eight plane. India can be the second-biggest operator of the plane on the earth.

About The P-8I:

The P-8I is supplied for long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in assist of the broad space, maritime and littoral operations. Incidentally, its communication and sensor suite contains indigenous tools developed by defence PSUs and personal producers.

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