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Indian Navy to procure 6 more MH-60R ASW helicopters

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Indian Navy to procure 6 more MH-60R ASW helicopters
Indian Navy MH-60R ASW helicopter (Photo Credit : Indian Navy)

Indian Navy to procure 6 more MH-60R ASW helicopters

The Indian Navy had inducted 3 MH-60R multi-role Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) helicopters in July 2022 and Lockheed Martin will deliver a total of 24 units by 2025.

As per latest information, the Indian Navy is planning to procure more MH-60R helicopters under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program from the US government while the specific number of units to be ordered is yet to be confirmed but it is likely to be a smaller order in single digits and as per sources it will for 6 units.

About MH-60 Romeo ASW helicopter

The helicopter is equipped for a range of missions, including anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW), search-and-rescue (SAR), naval gunfire support (NGFS), surveillance, communications relay, logistics support and personnel transfer, and vertical replenishment (VERTREP).

The helicopter operates from frigates, destroyers, cruisers, amphibious ships and aircraft carriers, and is suitable for intense littoral warfare operations for handling numerous contacts in confined spaces, and for open-water operations.

The helicopter operates from frigates, destroyers, cruisers, amphibious ships and aircraft carriers, and is suitable for intense littoral warfare operations for handling numerous contacts in confined spaces, and for open-water operations.

The helicopter operates from frigates, destroyers, cruisers, amphibious ships and aircraft carriers, and is suitable for intense littoral warfare operations for handling numerous contacts in confined spaces, and for open-water operations.

The MH-60 Romeo helicopter features a spacious and comfortable cabin with increased leg space for passengers. The cabin can accommodate three or four flight crew and five passengers. The length of the cabin is 3.2m, while the height and width are 1.3m and 1.8m respectively.

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