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Indian Navy takes delivery of it’s fifth Boeing P-8I – Bangalore Aviation
IN324 Indian Navy P-8I maritime patrol aircraft takes off from Boeing Field, Seattle on its way to Naval Station Rajali. Boeing Image.

Indian Navy takes delivery of it’s fifth Boeing P-8I

The Indian Navy has taken delivery of it’s 5th Boeing P-8I maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft as part of a contract for eight aircraft with Boeing.

The aircraft tail number IN324 arrived at INS Rajali also known as Arokkanam naval air station, after a flight from Seattle’s Boeing Field. The aircraft joins the four previously delivered P-8Is which are stationed at the air base.

The P-8I is the Indian Navy variant of the P-8A Poseidon, a maritime reconnaissance, surveillance, and patrol aircraft developed by Boeing for the US Navy. Both aircraft are based on the popular Boeing 737 Next-Generation commercial jetliner.

United States Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidon 955. Taxing up the runway to it's display spot.
United States Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidon 167955. Seen on the runway during the Farnborough Air Show 2014. Copyright Vedant Agarwal.

The P-8I incorporates Indian and third-country-built sub-systems that are designed to meet the Indian Navy’s maritime patrol requirements.

About Vedant Agarwal

A frequent flyer for both work and pleasure - Vedant has held elite status on many of the major alliances and airlines. Also an avid aviation photographer, his pictures have been published in and on the covers of many international publications.

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