September 15, 2014
Boeing delivers 5th P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to India
Boeing delivered the fifth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India, on schedule, on Sept. 9th as part of a contract for eight aircraft to support the Indian Navy’s maritime patrol requirements. The aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station Rajali, after a flight from Seattle’s Boeing Field, and joined the four previously delivered P-8Is. Boeing is building India’s aircraft through a contract awarded in 2009. Based on the company’s Next-Generation 737 commercial airplane, the P-8I is the Indian Navy variant of the P-8A Poseidon that Boeing builds for the U.S. Navy.