The Indian Navy has obtained two MH-60R multi-role helicopters from the US, in a lift to its fight capabilities.
Officials stated the Navy obtained the choppers from the US Navy in a ceremony held at a naval air station in San Diego on Friday.
“The ceremony marked the formal switch of those helicopters from US Navy to Indian Navy, which was accepted by Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Indian Ambassador to the US,” a spokesperson of the Indian Navy stated.
Today, the @indiannavy inducted its first two MH-60R Seahawks from the @USNavy throughout a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island. (1/2)
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MH-60R helicopters manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corporation is an all-weather helicopter designed to help a number of missions with state-of-the-art avionics and sensors.
India is procuring 24 of those helicopters from the US authorities beneath the framework of international navy gross sales.
The helicopters would even be modified with a number of India-unique gear and weapons.
“The induction of those helicopters would additional improve the Indian Navy’s three dimensional capabilities,” the spokesperson stated
“In order to use these potent helicopters, the primary batch of Indian crew is at present present process coaching within the US,” he stated.
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