Indian Navy accepts first batch of 2 MH-60R maritime helicopters from USA
In yet another sign of strengthening India-US defence relationship, the US Navy has handed over the first two MH-60R Multi Role Helicopters (MRH) to the Indian Navy to bolster its capabilities to ward off regional threats and to strengthen homeland defence. The MRH is designed to function in all weather conditions.
The Indian Navy is procuring 24 of these helicopters manufactured by Lockheed Martin under foreign military sales from the US government at an estimated cost of USD 2.4 billion. These helicopters would also be modified with several indigenously made unique equipment and weapons.