Photo by Shiv Aroor / P-8 Final Assembly Facility, Renton, WA
On Navy Demand, Indian P-8 To Have Aft Radar, Air-to-Air Mode
The eight Boeing P-8I long-range maritime reconnaisance and anti-submarine warfare (LRMR-ASW) aircraft for the Indian Navy will be fitted with aft radars following a demand by the Indian Navy, Boeing has revealed at the Singapore Air Show. In addition, the P-8I’s primary sensor, the Raytheon-built AN/APY-10 radar will be given an air-to-air mode — something the Indian Navy has insisted on. The Navy has asked for the aft radar based on the fact that the APY-10 provides only 240° forward coverage. The US is also making available to India the new Raytheon Fish Hawk GPS-guidance wing kit along with MK-54 anti-submarine torpedoes as part of the weapons package.
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