Dec 19, 2012
Boeing will deliver the first of the 8 ordered P-8I at noon on Dec.19 to the Indian Navy in the US. The delivery is ahead of schedule as the first aircraft was scheduled for 2013 and the remaining seven by 2015, Aerospace Diary learns. Boeing signed a contract Jan. 1, 2009 India is the first international customer for the P-8, a long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft capable of broad-area, maritime and littoral operations. The P-8I is a variant of the P-8A Poseidon that Boeing is developing for the U.S. Navy.
The second aircraft has yet to complete some mission tests, we hear,and will ready for delivery in 2013.