Boeing to Extend Support for India’s P-8I Fleet

Boeing has secured a three-year contract to extend support for the Indian navy’s fleet of P-8I maritime surveillance aircraft.

The company said Monday it will provide engineering, support and planning services as well as material support to a 737-based component services program.

Stephen Schmidt, manager of Boeing’s P-8I sustainment program, said the contract will build on Boeing’s performance-based support to the Indian navy and help maintain or boost the operational capability of the navy’s current fleet of eight P-8Is.

Boeing received a $1 billion order from India in 2016 to deliver an additional four P-8Is beginning 2020.

The company also established an India-based defense business unit in a push to address customer needs and grow indigenous engineers, sourcing, manufacturing and lifecycle management functions.

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