• India
  • Jul 17

Indian Navy gets two MH-60R multi-role helicopters from US

• The Indian Navy has received two MH-60R multi-role helicopters from the US, in a boost to its combat capabilities.

• The Indian Navy received the choppers from the US Navy in a ceremony held at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego on July 16.

• MH-60R helicopters manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corporation is an all-weather helicopter designed to support multiple missions with state of the art avionics and sensors.

• India is procuring 24 of these helicopters from the US government under the framework of foreign military sales.

• The helicopters would also be modified with several India-unique equipment and weapons.

• The induction of these helicopters would further enhance the Indian Navy’s three dimensional capabilities.

• In order to exploit these potent helicopters, the first batch of Indian crew is presently undergoing training in the US.

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