United States Department of Defense on Friday stated that “The United States Department of State has sanctioned the possible offer of six Boeing P-8 Poseidon airplanes and related hardware to India for an expected expense of 18,000 crore rupees. The Boeing P-8 Poseidon airplanes, which made their presence in Indian armed forces back in 2009, are intended to secure the immense coastline and regional waters of India.
The P-81 Patrol aircraft are customized to lead long-range anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare and surveillance missions. The bill mentioned as a feature of the bundle incorporates 8 functional Joint Tactical Radio System, 42 Northrop Grumman Missile Warning System, 14 LN-251 Advanced Airborne INS/GPS (EGI) systems, the Boeing P-8 Poseidon model of the MILITARY P-8A Tactical Open Mission Software, an Electro-optics and a WESCAM MX™-20, Air Surveillance and Reconnaissance camera, acoustic systems.
The ARES-1000 commercial variant electronic support measures and AN/APR-39D(V)2 Radar Signal Detection Set and AN/ALE-47 Airborne Countermeasures Dispenser System. “This proposed offer of an extra 6 Boeing P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft will permit the Indian Naval force to extend its MSA ability for the following three decades. India will have no trouble engrossing these airplanes into its military. The proposed offer of this hardware and backing won’t adjust the essential military equilibrium around there,”.
The P-8 Poseidon Patrol aircraft is intended to lead long-range anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare and surveillance missions. It has a bomb that narrows that can drop sonobuoys, it is a sonar system that is dropped/ejected from aircraft and torpedoes, just as hardpoints on its anti-ship rockets. The Indian naval force has additionally utilized the airplane to lead search and rescue missions, including dropping a unit and an inflatable liferaft is a lightweight buoyant platform from the airplane.