Boeing support of IN P-8Is
The Indian Navy presently operates eight P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft at INS Rajali. Boeing is also contracted to deliver four additional P-8I aircraft to the Indian Navy, with deliveries to begin in 2020. Boeing has now been contracted for three more years in support continuation of the Indian Navy’s fleet of P-8I maritime patrol
aircraft. In addition to field and logistics service, the contract includes engineering, support and planning, robust material support, including a 737-based component services programme, which will be executed in conjunction with Boeing Commercial Aviation Services’ Fleet Services division. “With this contract, the Indian Navy can be assured of achieving exceptional operational capability and readiness of the P-8I fleet,” said Pratyush Kumar, president of Boeing India and vice president of Boeing International.