BEL supplies P-8I aircraft equipment to Boeing

Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has supplied a critical equipment to US aerospace major Boeing for the Navy's P-8I maritime patrol aircraft that will help it identify friendly and enemy planes and forces.

"Boeing has received a key sensor technology for the Indian Navy's P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft last week from Bharat Electronics Ltd," a Boeing official said today.

BEL delivered the Indian-designed Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Interrogator -- a battle management system that will enable P-8I aircraft to distinguish friendly aircraft and forces.

Boeing will install the system during P-8I final assembly at its facility in Renton, Washington.

"This delivery is another positive step in our industrial participation effort with India," said Vivek Lall, Vice President of Boeing Defense, Space and Security India here.

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