Indian Navy gets the delivery of the first of 8 P-8I

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    India receives first P-8I Neptune aircraft

    By: Greg Waldron Singapore
    03:53 21 Dec 2012
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    Boeing has delivered the Indian navy's first 737-based P-8I Neptune maritime patrol and anti-submarine aircraft in Seattle.

    "India will receive this aircraft and two more of its eight contracted P-8Is in 2013," says Boeing. "The programme is progressing on schedule as Boeing assembles the fourth and fifth P-8Is."

    The P-8I will eventually replace the Tupolev Tu-142 aircraft in India's service.

    India is obtaining eight P-8Is under a $3.9 billion deal signed in January 2009. The P-8I is a variant of the P-8A Poseidon, which will replace the Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion operated by the US Navy.

    The Hindu : News / National : Navy gets first of 8 P-8I maritime surveillance aircraft from Boeing
     
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