BOEING DELIVERS SIXTH P-8I MARITIME PATROL AIRCRAFT TO INDIA
Boeing delivered the sixth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India on schedule, on November 24, 2014 arriving at Naval Air Station, Rajali, to join five others being used by the Indian Navy. The P-8I is part of a contract of eight awarded in 2009. The final two deliveries are scheduled for 2015. The P-8Is arrival in India is another key milestone for the programme and marks our final delivery of the year,” said Dennis Swanson, Vice President, Boeing Defense, Space & Security in India. The Indian Navy is currently conducting missions with the first five aircraft, and this newest P-8I will begin flight trials in the coming months.” Based on the companys next-generation 737 commercial airplane, the P-8I is the Indian Navy variant of the P-8A Poseidon that Boeing builds for the US Navy.