GREENLAWN, New York - BAE Systems is developing the mission computer system suite for the P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy. The aircraft is a variant of the U.S. Navy's P-8A Poseidon.
Developed by a Boeing-led team, the P-8I is a multi-mission maritime patrol aircraft with a broader range of capabilities to operate over land or water while performing anti-submarine warfare; search and rescue; and long-range intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance.
"Maritime surveillance and patrol is becoming more and more important to effective defense," said Donna Linke-Klein, director of mission computers and antenna solutions for BAE Systems. "The P-8I mission computer system provides superior interoperability for the future battle space."
BAE Systems' mission computer system suite for the P-8I is a flexible and ruggedized processing platform that can be configured to meet the general purpose, input and output, video, voice, and graphics processing needs for modern military battle management requirements.
The P-8A Poseidon is a long-range; anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface warfare; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft. The Indian government selected Boeing to provide eight P-8I aircraft to fill its maritime patrol needs, replacing Tupolev Tu-142M aircraft.
BAE Systems will begin deliveries to Boeing in 2011.
Source: BAE Systems to Provide Mission Computer Systems for Indian Navy Patrol Aircraft
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