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Thursday, 15 July 2021

Indian Navy gets its 10th Boeing P-8I Poseidon


The Indian Navy’s long-range maritime reconnaissance anti-submarine warfare capabilities have been extended with the delivery of the country’s 10th P-8I Poseidon aircraft in recent days.

This latest addition to the fleet will form an integral part of the Indian Navy’s capabilities. The other aircraft in the fleet have surpassed 30,000 flight hours since it was inducted in 2013, the aircraft's manufacturers, Boeing has revealed. 

This is the second aircraft to be delivered under an option contract for four additional aircraft that the Indian Ministry of Defence awarded in 2016. The Indian Navy was the first international customer for the P-8, which is also operated by the U.S. Navy, the Royal Australian Air Force and the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force.