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Indian Navy gets first Boeing P-8I maritime patrol aircraft

Washington, Dec 20, 2012 (IANS)

 Boeing has made an on-site delivery of the first of the eight long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare P-8I aircraft it's building for the Indian Navy in Seattle.

India will receive this aircraft and two more of its eight contracted P-8Is in 2013, Boeing said in a press release Thursday.

The programme is progressing on schedule as Boeing assembles the fourth and fifth P-8Is, which are designed for long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare, it said.

The first P-81 for the Indian Navy, a derivative of the Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 commercial airplane, began its official flight test programme last July with a fully loaded version of the plane demonstrating its flying qualities and handling characteristics in a test flight.

Over the next few months, Boeing test pilots put the first P-8I through its paces over a US Navy test range west of Neah Bay, Washington, and a joint US/Canadian test range in the Strait of Georgia, Boeing said.

The P-8I features open system architecture, advanced sensor and display technologies, and a worldwide base of suppliers, parts and support equipment.
P-8I aircraft are built by a Boeing-led industry team that includes CFM International.


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