San Diego: MH-60R helicopter is an all-weather helicopter designed to support multiple missions with state-of-the-art avionics/ sensors bought under Foreign Military Sales from the US government.
After a long wait of more than a decade, the Indian Navy has received the first two of its MH-60R Multi-Role Helicopters (MRH) from the United States Navy.
These helicopters were handed over in a ceremony which was held at US Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego on Friday.
"The ceremony marked the formal transfer of these helicopters from US Navy to Indian Navy, which were accepted by His Excellency Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Indian Ambassador to the USA. The ceremony also witnessed the exchange of helicopter documents between Vice Admiral Kenneth Whitesell, Commander Naval Air Force, US Navy and Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (DCNS), Indian Navy," said an Indian Navy spokesperson in a statement.
MH-60R helicopter is an all-weather helicopter designed to support multiple missions with state-of-the-art avionics/ sensors. 24 of these helicopters are being bought 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 MRH would further enhance the Indian Navy's three-dimensional capabilities. The first set of Indian crew is currently undergoing training in the United States to exploit these powerful helicopters.