US, India Navies Practice Submarine Hunting In Indian Ocean


US, India Navies Practice Submarine Hunting in Indian Ocean

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 17th April, 2019) Two P-8 Poseidon aircraft, one from the United States and one from India, spent a day this week practicing anti-submarine warfare in the Indian Ocean, the US Navy said in a press release.

"The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) also joined the drills, which focused on anti-submarine warfare training, information sharing and coordination between maritime patrol aircraft and ships," the release said on Tuesday.

The P-8 Poseidon is a multi-mission aircraft used primarily for maritime patrol and reconnaissance as well as for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, according to the US Navy. The aircraft can also carry torpedoes and cruise missiles.

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