ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Aerospace manufacturer Boeing Co. said Tuesday it will provide eight reconnaissance and anti-submarine war planes for India's Navy.
Financial terms for the eight P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance planes were not disclosed. Boeing says the planes are a variant of the P-8A Poseidon that it is developing for the U.S. Navy.
India is the first international customer for the P-81, Boeing said. Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, based in St. Louis, says it will deliver the first P-8I planes within 48 months of the contract signing and the remaining seven by 2015.
The P-8I is a maritime patrol aircraft that features greater flexibility and a broader range of capabilities than aircraft now used, Boeing said.
Boeing says the plane can operate over land or water while performing anti-submarine warfare missions, search and rescue work and long-range intelligence, surveillance, targeting and reconnaissance.
In premarket trading, shares of Boeing rose 27 cents, to $46.44.