RM CLEARS 1,950 CRORE WORTH P-8I CON­TRACT FOR THE NAVY

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De­fence Min­is­ter Nir­mala Sithara­man has ap­proved the pro­cure­ment of P-8I Train­ing So­lu­tion for the Navy at a cost of ` 1,949.32 crore (about $0.304 bil­lion). The P-8I Train­ing So­lu­tion, along with 10-year com­pre­hen­sive main­te­nance ser­vice, will be brought from Boe­ing. This train­ing so­lu­tion ac­cu­rately sim­u­lates P-8I air­craft and mis­sion sys­tems. It will help the Navy train and re­al­is­ti­cally re­hearse for so­phis­ti­cated mis­sions in­volv­ing P-8I air­craft, at a frac­tion of the cost of live air­craft train­ing. The first P-8I air­craft was in­ducted in In­dian Navy in 2013 and as of date, eight air­craft, based at INS Ra­jali, have been fully in­te­grated into In­dian Naval oper­a­tions. In 2016, the MoD placed a fol­low-on or­der for four ad­di­tional P-8I, the de­liv­ery of which will be­gin in 2020.

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