Indian PM Narendra Modi VIP Aircraft fitted with state of the art Missile Defence System

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Indian PM Narendra Modi VIP Aircraft fitted with state of the art Missile Defence System

NEW DELHI - Indian PM Narendra Modi VIP Aircraft is being fitted with state of the art Missile Defence System.

Two new Boeing 777 aircraft equipped with missile defence systems will be used to fly Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu from July 2020, sources said.

It is to be noted that currently, the prime minister, president and the vice-president fly on Air India's Boeing 747 aircraft. The new Boeing 777 aircraft will be fitted with state-of-the-art missile defence systems Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) and Self-Protection Suites (SPS), which will enhance its security manifold.

The two aircraft are currently being customised at Dallas facility of Boeing and the missile defence systems of these aircraft will make them as secure as the Boeing 747-200B used by US President Donald Trump.