Boeing continues to expand the Indian Navy’s long-range maritime reconnaissance anti-submarine warfare capabilities with the delivery of the country’s tenth P-8I patrol aircraft.
The Indian Navy’s fleet of P-8I aircraft has surpassed 30,000 flight hours since 2013.
This is the second of four aircraft to be delivered under an option contract that the Indian Ministry of Defense awarded in 2016.
As part of the contract, Boeing supports India’s P-8I fleet by providing training for Indian Navy flight crews, spare parts, ground support equipment and field service representative support.
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.
In addition to maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare capabilities, the P-8I has been deployed to assist during disaster relief and humanitarian missions.
Boeing’s integrated logistics support has enabled a high level of fleet readiness at the lowest possible cost.