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Boeing Showcases F/A-18, KC-46 Tanker

: Feb 4, 2020 - : 2:40 pm

Boeing is showcasing a range of advanced defense capabilities, including the F/A-18 Super Hornet, KC-46 tanker, AH-64E Apache and the P-8I.

India is a crucial defense partner for Boeing, with some of its most mission-critical platforms integrated with the Indian armed forces. Today, India has 11 C-17 Globemaster IIIs, eight P-8Is (with four more on order), 17 AH-64 Apaches (against an order of 22) and 10 CH-47 Chinook (against an order of 15).

Boeing’s is at the show with the theme ‘Building The Future Together’  with major focus on partnerships with India’s armed forces. It also highlights the strategic investments the company has made in developing India’s indigenous aerospace and defense ecosystem. These include the engineering and technology centre in Bengaluru and Chennai, the joint venture with Tata Advanced Systems, and work with over 200 suppliers and partners in support of “Make in India” and “Skill India.”

“We’re honoured to support India’s armed forces with advanced platforms such as the P-8I, C-17, AH-64 Apache and the CH-47 Chinook that are delivering superior capabilities. Additionally, our support and services have played a significant role in ensuring enhanced operational readiness,” said Salil Gupte, president, Boeing India. “We continue to remain committed to strengthening the Indian aerospace ecosystem and look forward to engaging with our customers, partners and industry at DefExpo 2020.”

Boeing is also providing visitors a virtual flying experience with the F/A-18 Super Hornet Block III simulator to understand a wide range of missions, carrier-based aviation and capabilities the aircraft can offer the Indian Navy. The F/A-18 Super Hornet serves as the frontline multi-role fighter of the US Navy and air forces of several countries, and is currently on offer to the Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. The combat proven F/A-18 Block III Super Hornet will bring the most contemporary next generation warfighter technologies to the Indian Navy through battle-space situational awareness, counter stealth targeting, greater range and improved survivability, reduced radar signature and room for growth.

In addition to defense platforms, Boeing is also focusing on its local sustainment and training capabilities for its Indian customers.

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