In a serious increase to its anti-submarine warfare capabilities, the Indian Navy on Wednesday obtained its ninth P-8I surveillance aircraft at its naval airbase in Goa. The plane delivered at present is the primary of 4 further planes, which have been ordered by India after the completion of the preliminary order for eight plane.
The P-8I plane is a variant of the P-8A Poseidon plane that Boeing developed as a substitute for the US Navy’s getting older P-3 fleet.
Indian Navy had turn into the primary worldwide buyer for the P-8 plane with the conclusion of the almost US $ 2.1 billion contract on January 1, 2009, for eight plane.
The P-8I plane is provided for long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in assist of the broad space, maritime and littoral operations.
Its communication and sensor suite consists of indigenous gear developed by the defence PSUs and personal producers.
With its excessive velocity and excessive endurance of about 10 hours, the plane is able to thrusting a punitive response and sustaining a watch over India’s quick and prolonged areas of curiosity.
(With ANI inputs)