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New aircraft with missile defence systems to fly PM Modi, other VVIPs from 2020: Here’s all you need to know
The aircraft will be equipped with missile defence systems that will make the aircraft as secure as the Boeing 747-200B used by US President Donald Trump
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File image of PM Modi and the current Air India One aircraft


From July 2020, two custom-made Boeing 777 aircraft equipped with missile defence systems will be used to fly President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Currently, the president, the vice-president and the prime minister fly on Air India's Boeing 747 aircraft. However, the new aircraft will have state-of-the-art missile defence systems Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) and Self-Protection Suites (SPS), which will enhance the security of aircraft flying the dignitaries.

Here’s all you need to know about the aircraft:


> The new wide-body aircraft are being customised at Boeing’s Dallas facility, according to a Hindustan Times' report.




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> The aircraft will be equipped with missile defence systems that will make the aircraft as secure as the Boeing 747-200B used by US President Donald Trump, reports suggest.

> The Boeing 777 aircraft is said to be the first Indian aircraft to be equipped with SPS that the US had agreed to sell to India. In February, the Trump administration agreed to sell SPS and LAIRCM to India at a cost of total $190 million.

> The installation of SPS in the aircraft can jam enemy radar frequencies, divert heat-seeking missiles and intercept advanced intermediate range missile systems without intervention by the crew.

> The custom-made B777 aircraft will replace Air India's Boeing 747s, which have the call sign 'Air India One'.

> The 747 aircraft are flown by Air India pilots, whereas the new aircrafts will be operated by pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and not of Indian national carrier, a senior official told news agency PTI. They will have the call sign 'Air India One'.

> The new wide-body planes will be maintained by Air India Engineering Services Limited (AIESL), which is a subsidiary of the national carrier.

> The new aircraft will arrive in India by July 2020.

> Only IAF pilots will fly the new aircraft. The training for which has been started. Four-six pilots have already been trained by Air India, a senior official of the national carrier told PTI. Some other IAF pilots will head for training soon, the official added.
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the problem is that india is much poorer than u.s and copying life style of u.s president which is exploitation of their poor public and is not good for indian society
 

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good spend as much as you can on useless shit. haha

US can spend like that because its the most powerful country on the face of the earth. On top of that US has the most enemies because it has started wars in every region. Indians trying to imitate without any logic or reason.
 

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the problem is that india is much poorer than u.s and copying life style of u.s president which is exploitation of their poor public and is not good for indian society
What to do we don't have friends who will give their private jets when we tell them we don't have money to fly on a plane
 

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the problem is that india is much poorer than u.s and copying life style of u.s president which is exploitation of their poor public and is not good for indian society
in 2020 India is going to be only Super Power in the world so PM of Supa Powa need all this Made in India Super Aircraft.
 

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Waste of money for Indian PM with no threats. For US president it make sense.

For USA $190m is like $20 billion for India.
 

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all bharati chant with me : supa powaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.. supa powaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.... supa powaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa:lol:

On serious note, should have spent on poor.
 

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the problem is that india is much poorer than u.s and copying life style of u.s president which is exploitation of their poor public and is not good for indian society
bhai cash payment denge iski . poor in india are getting uplifted with top priority . moreover 190 million is peanuts compared to the importance of modi in the eyes of indians .
 

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