Log In
WWII Combo Pack 600x120

Indian Navy Receives First P-8I

Indian Navy Receives First P-8I

India’s navy said it inducted the first of eight P-8I maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine aircraft it had ordered from Boeing this week. The twin-engined jet is based on Boeing’s popular 737NG airliner.

India, the world’s top defense-equipment importer, had ordered the planes in January 2009 for about $2.1 billion. The order is among several defense contracts India signed in recent years as part of the country’s efforts to upgrade its mainly Soviet-vintage weaponry to catch up with neighbors China and Pakistan which are also upgrading their defense equipment.

The country also ordered 10 C-17 Globemasters, the biggest military-transport plane, from Boeing and purchased the C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft from Lockheed Martin. India also is buying 145 towed artillery guns from the U.S. unit of U.K.-based BAE Systems.

For the complete story by Anirban Chowdhury of The Wall Street Journal, click here.

Photo by Boeing

Updated: May 16, 2013 — 1:22 PM

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Airage Media © 2017
For all Licensing, Permissions, Awards and Reprint requests please contact our official partner Wright's Media for more information. Please note that Wright's Media is the only authorized company that we’ve partnered with for materials and assets. Wright's Media contact: airage@wrightsmedia.com or (877) 652-5295.
WordPress Video Lightbox