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India approves four more P-8's

6th July 2016 - 10:37 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


India will procure four additional Boeing P-8I Neptune maritime patrol aircraft with approval from the country’s Cabinet Committee on Security, which is chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, coming in mid-June.

The deal, to be executed through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route, is worth approximately US$1 billion. Delhi announced its intention to exercise an option for four aircraft last July.

Boeing has been in discussions with India for some time on the matter, with Jeff Kohler, vice president of international business development at Boeing Defense, Space & Security, informing Shephard at February’s Singapore Airshow that it was going through …

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