The fourth Indian Navy P-8I, serial IN 323, arrives at Rajali on 21 May 2014 (Image © Boeing)

Half of India’s P-8s delivered

The fourth Indian Navy P-8I, serial IN 323, arrives at Rajali on 21 May 2014 (Image © Boeing)
The fourth Indian Navy P-8I, serial IN 323, arrives at Rajali on 21 May 2014 (Image © Boeing)

The Indian Navy officially received half of its eight new Boeing P-8I maritime patrol aircraft. On 21 May 2014 the fourth machine made its delivery flight from Boeing Field in Seattle to Naval Air Station Rajali, where the earlier delivered three P-8Is undergo operational evaluation.

Based on the Boeing Next-Generation 737 commercial airplane, the P-8I is the Indian Navy variant of the P-8A Poseidon that Boeing has developed for the US Navy. The Indian aircraft have indigenous designed subsystems. Apart from Indian companies Boeing works togetether with CFM International, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Spirit AeroSystems, BAE Systems and GE Aviation for the design and production of the Poseidons.

Source: Boeing

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