The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), chaired by PM Narendra Modi, has approved the purchase of four additional Boeing P-8I Neptune aircraft estimated $1 billion (Rs 6,700 crore) for the Indian Navy.
The contract with be signed with Boeing this week and the aircraft are expected to be inducted into the Indian Navy over the next three years, The Nation reported.
The P-8I Neptune is an India variant of USA’s P-8A ‘Poseidon’ anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and maritime patrol aircraft. The Indian version replaced a lot of the US electronic systems with indigenous versions. They have a ferry range of about 2000 km from their base, where they can patrol the seas bellow for four hours, detecting and engaging enemy submarines before flying back to base.
In 2010, the Defence Ministry ordered eight aircraft at $2.1 billion. With all eight aircraft now in service, the Indian Navy is able to greatly project its power across the Indian Ocean.
The Indian Navy has deployed a P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft to Seychelles for the first time. The aircraft was deployed as per the earlier MoU between India and Seychelles
India has deployed Poseidon-8I patrol aircraft and spy drones at the forward military base in Andaman and Nicobar Islands to monitor Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The deployment is part of the countrys strategy to discourage China from adopting a proactive maritime policy in the Indian Ocean
The Indian Defense Acquisition Council has approved additional Boeing P-8I long-range maritime patrol aircraft for INR 4832 crore (US $762 million) for the Indian Navy today. The DAC headed by defense minister Manohar Parrikar has approved the negotiations
The Indian MoD has approved the procurement of P-8I Training Solution and Low Intensity Conflict Electronic Warfare System (LICEWS), at a total cost of Rs 2419.32 crore ($381
India signed a contract worth $1 billion on Wednesday to purchase four long-range P-8I aircraft from Boeing Co, defence and industry sources told Defenseworld.net
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