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Navy chief to commission new P-8I squadron in Goa tomorrow | Latest News India

India inked a $1-billion cope with the US in 2016 for the 4 Boeing P-8Is that may type the second squadron. The contract was a follow-on order to eight P-81 planes purchased by India in an earlier deal value $2.1 billion. The P-8I is a army spinoff of Boeing’s 737-800 business plane.

Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar will commission India’s second P-8l plane squadron at INS Hansa in Goa on Tuesday, a lift for the navy’s anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare capabilities, officers acquainted with the event stated.

The navy’s first P-8I squadron, consisting of eight plane, is predicated at INS Rajali in Arakkonam. The Goa-based, Indian Naval Air Squadron 316, will function 4 P-8I planes. These plane will additional strengthen the navy’s capabilities to deter, detect and destroy any risk in the Indian Ocean Region, the officers stated.

INAS 316 has been christened ‘The Condors’, after the vulture.

India inked a $1-billion cope with the US in 2016 for the 4 Boeing P-8Is that may type the second squadron. The contract was a follow-on order to eight P-81 planes purchased by India in an earlier deal value $2.1 billion. The P-8I is a army spinoff of Boeing’s 737-800 business plane.

The planes have been purchased as a alternative for the Soviet-era Tu-142 fleet and are anticipated to be in naval service past 2050.

The P-8I is the Indian Navy variant of the P-8A Poseidon that Boeing developed for the US Navy.


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