Exercise Sea Dragon 23: Indian Navy’s surveillance aircraft P-8I reached Guam, hunting for Chinese submarine hidden inside the sea
The Indian P-8Is arrived in Guam, US on March 14 to participate in the exercise, which will test the aircraft’s capabilities in tracking underwater targets while sharing mutual expertise.
The Indian Navy is currently engaged in joint exercises on the Pacific Ocean with the US, Canada, Japan, South Korea. After that, full apprehension is being expressed that China’s mercury will be high. The P-81, the most powerful surveillance aircraft of the Indian Navy, is participating in an exercise called Sea Dragon 23 in Guam. , The exercise will run from March 15 to March 30 and other countries such as Japan, Canada and South Korea will participate in the event with their respective maritime defense forces. The objective of the exercise is to test the coordinated capabilities of the participating aircraft in tracking simulated and live underwater targets.
The Indian P-8Is arrived in Guam, US on March 14 to participate in the exercise, which will test the aircraft’s capabilities in tracking underwater targets while sharing mutual expertise. The Sea Dragon 23 exercise is expected to see the participation of P-8A from the US Navy, P1 from the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, CP 140 from the Royal Canadian Air Force and P3C from the RoKN, apart from India’s P-8I. The joint exercise in Guam, which will involve P-8I aircraft of the Indian Navy, is aimed at hunting Chinese submarines in the area.
Navy’s P-8I submarine hunting aircraft
The P-8I aircraft of the Indian Navy is a long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft. It is a variant of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft, designed and manufactured by Boeing for the United States Navy. The Indian Navy was the first international customer of Boeing’s P-8 aircraft. Twelve of these aircraft are already in service with the Indian Navy, the latest of which was delivered in February last year. The Indian Navy commissioned its second squadron of the P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft earlier this year.