Boeing Completed the Delivery of P-8I Aircraft to India

Boeing Completed the Delivery of P-8I Aircraft to India
Boeing Completed the Delivery of P-8I Aircraft to India

On Thursday, the Boeing Company delivered the last of 12 P-8I Poseidon long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare (LRMR-ASW) aircraft ordered by the Indian Navy. This is the fourth of the four additional aircraft delivered under the options contract signed by the Ministry of Defence in 2016.


 The Indian Navy became the first international customer for the P-8I in January 2009, when it signed a contract with Boeing for eight P-8I Poseidon aircraft for $2.17 billion. The Indian Navy began inducting those first eight Poseidon aircraft in 2013. India became the second-biggest operator of Poseidon after the U.S. The P-8 is also operated by the Royal Australian Air Force, the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force and the Royal Norwegian Air Force. In addition to LRMR-ASW, the P-8I has been deployed to assist during disaster relief and humanitarian missions.

Boeing Completed the Delivery of P-8I Aircraft to India