Here are the first ever photographs by an Indian journalist of the P-8 Poseidon assembly at Renton, Washington. If all goes smoothly, the Indian Navy’s $2.2 billion deal for eight P-8 aircraft will be signed shortly. The aircraft will be built at this facility you’re looking at a few miles outside Seattle. More details on this to follow. Boeing, incidentally, is in various stages of talks with eight Indian private sector firms for outsourcing work that will have them build components and parts for the global P-8 production line — one that will prospectively roll out planes for Australia and at least six other customer countries, apart from 108 for the US Navy.
All photos by Shiv Aroor