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Aero India 2013: Boeing nears P-8I delivery

6th February 2013 - 16:12 GMT | by Beth Stevenson


Boeing has confirmed that it is set to deliver the first three P-8I maritime surveillance aircraft to the Indian Navy this year following the first on-site delivery in December.

The long range ISR aircraft is based on the 787-700 airliner, and Boeing is on contract for eight aircraft with options for four more. After the first aircraft was delivered on-site in Seattle in December, training began in January.

‘This provides a great capability for the Indian Navy,’ Leland Wight, P-8I programme manager, explained to a media briefing at the Aero India show in Bangalore. ‘This is a big year for

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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