May 17, 2013
1st Boeing P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft arrives in India
The first Boeing P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft arrived on May 15th, on schedule, at India Naval Station Rajali. The P-8I is one of eight aircraft Boeing is building for India as part of a contract awarded in 2009. Based on the Boeing Next-Generation 737 commercial airplane, the P-8I is the Indian Navy variant of the P-8A Poseidon that Boeing is developing for the U.S. Navy. The P-8I incorporates not only India-unique design features, but also India-built subsystems that are tailored to the country’s maritime patrol requirements.