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First batch of two MH-60r Multi Role Helicopters accepted by Indian Navy

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On July 16, the Indian Navy received the first two of its MH-60R Multi-Role Helicopters (MRH) from the United States Navy. A ceremony was organized at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego. The ceremony marked the formal transfer of these helicopters from the US Navy to the Indian Navy and was received by Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Indian Ambassador to the United States.

 

Vice Adm Kenneth Whitesell, Commander Naval Air Forces, US Navy and Vice Adm Ravneet Singh, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (DCNS), Indian Navy attended the ceremony. In addition to this, the exchange of helicopter documents also took place.

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The Lockheed Martin Corporation’s MH-60R helicopter is an all-weather helicopter with cutting-edge avionics and sensors that can support numerous missions. 24 of these helicopters are being procured under Foreign Military Sales from the US Government. The helicopters would also be customized with a variety of India-specific armaments and equipment.

Exchange of helicopter documents

The induction of these MRH would further enhance the Indian Navy’s three-dimensional capabilities. In order to exploit these potent helicopters, the first batch of Indian crew is presently undergoing training in the USA.

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