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MH-60R - US Navy to Indian Navy

Navy gets 2 of 24 Multi-Role Helicopters from US

All-weather choppers with state-of-the-art avionics

Indian Ambassador to USA Taranjit Singh Sandhu formally accepted the helicopters

NEW DELHI, July 17 (The CONNECT) - Indian Navy accepted the first two of its MH-60R Multi Role Helicopters (MRH) from US Navy in a ceremony held at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego yesterday.

Indian Ambassador to USA Taranjit Singh Sandhu formally accepted the helicopter as Vice Adm Kenneth Whitesell, Commander Naval Air Forces, US Navy and Vice Adm Ravneet Singh, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (DCNS), Indian Navy, exchanged the documents.

MH-60R, manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corporation, USA, is an all-weather helicopter designed to support multiple missions with state-of-the-art avionics/ sensors. In all 24 of these helicopters are being procured under Foreign Military Sales from the US Government. The helicopters would also be modified with several India Unique Equipment and weapons.

The induction of these helicopters would further enhance Indian Navy’s three-dimensional capabilities. The first batch of Indian crew is already undergoing training in USA.

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