Indian Navy to Strengthen its Air Warfare Capability

Indian Navy to Strengthen its Air Warfare Capability

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India: The Indian Navy is working towards a new fleet of aircraft and helicopters for maritime surveillance, electronic warfare and anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare.

According to Admiral R K Dhowan, Indian Naval Chief, it was imperative to expand India‘s maritime surveillance footprint to meet operational requirements with 12 Boeing P-8I long range maritime reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft, nine medium range maritime reconnaissance (MRMR) aircraft and 12 Dornier-228 short range maritime reconnaissance (SRMR) aircraft. “The induction of these aircraft will provide the Indian Navy with the required surveillance capability in support of our operational roles,” said Dhowan, in an interview with India Strategic magazine.

Source: IDRW