Indian Navy Aircraft to Equip BAE Systems Suite

1 March 2010 (Last Updated March 1st, 2010 18:30)

The Indian Navy's P-8I maritime patrol aircraft will be equipped with a mission computer system suite being developed by BAE Systems. The mission computer system suite is a flexible and ruggedised processing platform, which can be configured to meet the general purpose, input and output

The Indian Navy's P-8I maritime patrol aircraft will be equipped with a mission computer system suite being developed by BAE Systems.

The mission computer system suite is a flexible and ruggedised processing platform, which can be configured to meet the general purpose, input and output, video, voice, and graphics processing needs of modern military combat management.

The Boeing-developed P-8I is a multimission maritime patrol aircraft and is a variant of the US Navy's P-8A Poseidon.

The P-8I can perform a wide range of missions including anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, and long-range intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance over land and water.

A total of eight P-8I aircraft have been ordered by the Indian Government to replace the existing fleet of Tupolev Tu-142M aircraft.