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Indian Navy receives 10th Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft ‘P-8I’

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Indian Navy received the 10th anti-submarine warfare aircraft P-8I from the US-based aerospace company Boeing. The Defence Ministry had signed a contract for eight P-8I aircraft in 2009. However, later in 2016, it signed a contract for four additional P-8I aircraft. The remaining two aircrafts are expected to be delivered in the last quarter of 2021.

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About the P-8I:

  • P-8I is a long-range maritime reconnaissance and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft, and a variant of the P-8A Poseidon used by the US Navy.
  • India was the first international customer of Boeing for this aircraft.
  • The Indian Navy inducted the first P-8I aircraft in 2013, while the ninth P-8I aircraft was received in November 2020.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of Boeing: Chicago, United States.
  • Boeing Founded: 15 July 1916.
  • President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing: David L. Calhoun.

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