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|Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:02 pm Post subject: India orders four more Boeing P-8I Poseidon
India Signs $1 Bn Deal With US Firm For Four Poseidon-8I Aircraft
July 28, 2016
India on Wednesday signed an over USD 1 billion deal with American defence and aerospace major Boeing for procuring four additional ‘Poseidon-8I’ long-range maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft.
The contract is a follow-on order to eight P-81 planes already bought by India in a direct deal with the firm worth USD 2.1 billion, defence sources said.
The contract was inked during the ongoing visit of US Under Secretary for Defence on Acquisition Frank Kendall, and is seen as a sign of growing Indo-US defence ties, they said.