NEW DELHI – India has taken delivery of its sixth P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft, just two months after it received its fifth P-8I as part of the eight aircraft ordered from Boeing.
The final two aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in 2015.
“The P-8I’s arrival in India is another key milestone for the program and marks our final delivery of the year,” says Dennis Swanson, vice president, Boeing Defense, Space and Security in India.
NEW DELHI – India has so far spent about 74 billion rupees ($1.2 billion) on its much-delayed Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA Mk-1) program, which is awaiting final operational clearance (FOC).
“More than 2,700 flight tests have been completed utilizing 13 Tejas, and all trials are progressing well toward FOC,” new Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar told the upper house of Parliament. “The aircraft build standard documents have been released for series production of the aircraft.”
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