New Delhi, 10 August: India’s new VVIP fleet ‘Air India-One’ will now be known as ‘India’ or ‘Bharat’. It is equipped with Boeing-777 missile defence system. One of the two Boeings is expected to reach India by September, which will be flown by Air Force pilots.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new ‘Air India One’ will have advanced defence systems, which are different from other aircraft. The two new aircraft to be delivered to India will be used for the Prime Minister and the President’s flight.
This new aircraft of American company Boeing-777 will cost about 1200 crores in India making it one of the safest planes in the World which the US President uses for travel.
The United States has two Air Force One aircraft specifically designed for the US President’s visit.
The state-of-the-art missile defense system called Large Missile Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) and Self-Protection Suit (SPS) have been fitted in the ‘Air India One’ to India.
Presently, the Prime Minister or the President use to fly an Indian Air Force aircraft for domestic travel and Air India’s Boeing-747 for international travel.
However, Ashok’s emblem will be inscribed in ‘Air India One’ on one side of the emblem will be written ‘Bharat’ in Hindi and on the other side ‘INDIA’ in English. At the same time, the pride of India the ‘Tricolour’ will be painted on the backwards of the aircraft.
The new Indian aircraft will feature advanced electronic warfare suits for the President and Prime Minister which can not only prevent the aircraft from attack but also retaliate at the time of attack. This will be the first Indian aircraft being equipped with Self-Protection Suits (SPS) can also jam enemy radar signals and also divert the direction of nearby missiles. Like the Air Force planes, the new aircraft have unlimited range and can travel around the world at once.
The plane will also be able to refuel mid-air in the event of an emergency. The ‘Air India One’ with twin GE90-115 engine can fly at a maximum speed of 559.33 mph.