PM Modi’s Aircraft :Everyone is very curious to know what is inside PM Modi’s aircraft ? How does it look , what all features it has. Here is a inside look of PM Modi’s aircraft which is officially being known as Air India One.
Following is the seating layout inside PM Modi’s aircraft. This is the seating layout in current B 747. However, very soon it is going to get replaced by B 777-300 ER.
This is the upcoming Air India one which will fly the Prime Minister and President of India for their Meetings across the globe
Recently, after a trip to USA, The govt of US has agreed to sell two advanced missile defence systems for Air India One. The two advanced systems for defence will be used on two Boeing-777 Head-of-State aircraft for an estimated cost of Rs 13490855000.00 ($ 190 million ) or 1350 crores. This will enhance the security of the planes flying the President and Prime Minister.
According to the Pentagon, the sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the US by helping to strengthen the US-Indian strategic relationship.
The Trump administration approved the purchase of the two systems known as Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) and Self-Protection Suites (SPS) for an estimated cost of $ 190 million, the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a notification to the Congress on Wednesday.
The US decision came after the Indian government recently made the request for LAIRCM and SPS, given the high-level threat to the Prime Minister and President.
The defence systems, which would bring the security of ‘Air India One’ on a par with that of ‘Air Force One’ used by the American President, would be installed in two Boeing 777 Head-of-State aircraft, the Pentagon said.
The Indian government will take two Boeing 777 ERs from the national carrier Air India for this specific purpose. Unlike in the past, the two aircraft would not be used for commercial purposes by Air India.
The purpose of the LAIRCM programme is to protect large aircraft from man-portable missiles. Once installed, the LAIRCM system increases crew-warning time, decreases false alarm rates and automatically counters advanced intermediate range missile systems, according to the Federation of American Scientists.
The missile warning sub-system will use multiple sensors to provide full spatial coverage. The counter-measures sub-system will use lasers mounted in pointer-tracker turret assemblies.
It also automatically counters advanced intermediate range missile systems with no action required by the crew. The pilot will simply be informed that a threat missile was detected and jammed. Observing that it will improve India’s capability to deter regional threats, the Congressional notification said the SPS will facilitate a more robust capability into areas of increased missile threats.
“India will have no problem absorbing and using this system,” the DSCA statement said.
The department said the proposed sale will not “alter the basic military balance in the region”.
The prime contractor will be the Boeing Company. “The purchaser typically requests offsets. Any offset agreement will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor,” the DSCA statement said. Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of one additional US contractor representative to India, it said.
Facilities on board PM Modi’s Aircraft :
Air India One has got a VVIP suite specially procured from Boeing . Air India One has a special lounge for six people a big conference room with satellite phone.There are 34 business class seats for media persons on board Air India One. Guests are served with lavish food and drinks of their wish. It has got private office and bedroom on board.The cost of the these aircraft is more than 200 crores for each aircraft. Apart from wide range of food and beverage menu to choose from, the flyer in the VVIP also have an area demarcated for smoking which usually is at the back of the plane.These are some of the perks which money can’t buy in the world. In 1988 Pakistani dictator Zia-ul-Haq died in a plane crash under mysterious circumstances. It is widely believed that the pilots of his plane were incapicated with the help of chemicals which were allegedly planted inside the panels of the cockpit. After the incident, security agencies around the world started checking each and every panels and switches, etc to scan of any wrongdoing.
Security Features of PM Modi’s Aircraft :
These Boeing and Embraer aircraft are not ordinary aircraft. All these aircraft has the capability of self defence. Air India One is very advanced and has following capabilities :
Radar Warning Receivers : When Air India One gets missile lock, it will give a aural warning in the cockpit similar to fighter aircraft. Missile Approach Warning System : It detects attacking missiles and warns the pilot for taking defensive maneuver
Flares & Chaff : Flares are high-temperature heat sources ejected from aircraft that mislead heat-sensitive or heat-seeking missiles.
Intruder Detection System : An intrusion detection system (IDS) inspects all inbound and outbound network activity and identifies suspicious patterns that may indicate a network or system attack from someone attempting to break into or compromise a system .
Automatic External Defibrillator :An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient.