Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday landed in Paris on the third and final visit to three European nations.
The Prime Minister has often been praised for travelling long hours and not taking rest. But here is where he takes rest. The state-of-the-art Boeing 777 VVIP aircraft is called Air India One.
India inducted a couple of VVIP aircraft replacing ageing Boeing 747.
The ‘Air India One’ is the official VVIP aircraft built by Boeing to transport the Prime Minister and President of India. India acquired the new aircraft in 2020, replacing the Boeing 747 with Boeing 777.
The state of the art aircraft is equipped with missile defence systems and other safety measures making it as safe as the United States Air Force One.
But little do we know is that it has its own missile defence system called the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) and Self-Protection Suites (SPS) besides the state-of-the-art communication system.
The aircraft has a luxurious interior for PM Modi to hold official meetings in the air and also rest while taking a long journey.
The Boeing 777 is modified to get advanced electronic warfare suits helping to prevent any attack and is also the first Indian aircraft to be equipped with Self-Protection Suits (SPS) that can jam enemy’s radar signals.
The Boeing 777 can be refuelled mid-air in case of an emergency and is powered by the twin GE90-115 engines can fly at a maximum speed of 559.33 mph.