PM Modi, President Kovind to Soon Fly in High-Tech Air India One
The much anticipated Air India One is scheduled to finally arrive in India by next week. The Boeing 777-300ERs is to be used exclusively by the President, Vice-President and the Prime Minister.
Special features of the aircraft include a missile defence system called the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM), Self-Protection Suites (SPS) and state-of-the-art communication system. It will be operated by the Indian Air Force (IAF), although it will be received by Air I
Reportedly, the handover is complete and the call sign is likely to change from Air India One to Air Force One, just like its American counterpart.
The aircraft can fly over 17 hours continuously without refuelling and has the Ashoka emblem besides Bharat and India written over it.
While the first aircraft will land next week, the second aircraft will arrive by the end of this year, reported The Print.
A team of senior officers from Air India, IAF and security agencies have gone to the US to finish the finally formalities and bring the aircraft to India.
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