The Indian Navy has acquired two MH-60R multi-role helicopters from the US, in a lift to its fight capabilities.
Officers mentioned the Navy acquired 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 transfer of these helicopters from US Navy to Indian Navy, which were accepted by Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Indian Ambassador to the US,” a spokesperson of the Indian Navy mentioned.
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MH-60R helicopters manufactured by Lockheed Martin Company is an all-weather helicopter designed to assist a number of missions with state-of-the-art avionics and sensors.
India is procuring 24 of those helicopters from the US authorities below 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 these helicopters would further enhance the Indian Navy’s three dimensional capabilities,” the spokesperson mentioned
“In order to exploit these potent helicopters, the first batch of Indian crew is presently undergoing training in the US,” he mentioned.
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