India to get ‘flying Oval Office’ Soon
India’s ‘Desi Air Force One’ is finally getting ready to carry the President and the PM for travelling long distance.
Two new Boeing 777s is getting ready with the world’s most advanced security gizmos, including missile warning and counter, measure dispensing systems and encrypted satellite communication facilities.
“Indian Air Force One” aircraft the latter, if AI is privatized, will be close to the US President’s Air Force One, the iconic “flying Oval Office”, in terms of security.
The US state department has now approved the “foreign military sale” of two B777 “large aircraft infrared countermeasures (LAIRCM) self-protection suites (SPS) for an estimated cost of $190 million” to India.
After installation of LAIRCM, the LAIRCAM system increases crew-warning time, decreases false alarm rates and automatically counters advanced intermediate range missile systems.
It also includes “radar warning receivers”, which basically sound an alert if a hostile radar “paints” the aircraft before letting loose missiles, and “missile-approach warning systems”.
The two Indian B777-300 extended range aircraft will soon replace B747 jumbo jets currently used by the President, VP, and PM for long international flights.