The contract for eight P-8I (P-8A Poseidon) from Boeing under FMS for USD 2.1 billion was signed in 2009. MoD placed a follow-on order for additional four P-8I in 2016. Indian Navy is getting ready to receive one of the four P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft. With an additional P-8I aircraft in its fleet, India’s surveillance, reconnaissance, and electronic jamming capabilities will get a boost in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). And the balance three will arrive next year.
These aircraft are equipped with the most modern anti-submarine warfare (ASW) Technology.