Boeing Delivers Sixth Maritime Patrol Aircraft To India

  • Our Bureau
  • 06:47 AM, November 26, 2014
  • 4197

Boeing announced today that it has delivered the sixth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India, on schedule, on Nov. 24 to join five others being used by the Indian Navy.

The P-8I is part of a contract of eight awarded in 2009. The final two deliveries are scheduled for 2015.  

“The P-8I’s arrival in India is another key milestone for the program and marks our final delivery of the year,” said Dennis Swanson, vice president, Boeing Defense, Space & Security in India. “The Indian Navy is currently conducting missions with the first five aircraft, and this newest P-8I will begin flight trials in the coming months.”

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 builds for the U.S. Navy.

The P-8I incorporates not only India-unique design features, but also Indian-built sub-systems that are tailored to meet the country’s maritime patrol requirements. The P-8I features open systems architecture, advanced sensor and display technologies, and a worldwide base of suppliers, parts, and support equipment.

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. P-8I aircraft are built by a Boeing-led industry team that includes CFM International, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Spirit AeroSystems, BAE Systems and GE Aviation.

Also Read

Indian Army Gets First Upgraded Schilka Air Defense Weapon System

November 25, 2014 @ 01:14 PM

Bharat Electronics Integrates India's New Naval Intelligence Network

November 24, 2014 @ 01:19 PM

Former Finmeccanica CEO To Sue Whistleblower In Indian VVIP Helicopter Scandal Following...

November 24, 2014 @ 11:46 AM

India To Float New RFP For Artillery Systems

November 24, 2014 @ 09:03 AM

Canada’s CF-18 Modernization Puts Lockheed, Boeing Replacement Bids In Jeopardy

November 21, 2014 @ 11:39 AM

Indian Govt Websites Hacked

November 21, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

Boeing 747-8 To Replace Existing Air Force One Planes

January 29, 2015 @ 01:25 PM

Indonesia To Receive Eight Apache Helicopters

January 27, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Symantec Hires 65 Engineers From Narus, Boeing’s Cybersecurity Subsidary

January 13, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

Boeing Delivers Advanced Visual System To F-22 Training Center

January 9, 2015 @ 10:18 AM

Indian Investigation In the Akash Missile System Contract Terminated Due To “Lack...

December 1, 2014 @ 10:26 AM

Indian Air Force Selects Taneja Aerospace For MiG-29 Life Cycle Upgradation

November 27, 2014 @ 08:45 AM
FEATURES/INTERVIEWS