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Indian Navy Multi Role Helicopter – Likely MH 60-R - Details

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, met on 25 Aug 2018 and accorded approval for procurement of Anti-Submarine capable, 24 Multi Role Helicopters as per the Ministry of Defence Press Release. These are said to be an integral part of the frontline warships like the Aircraft Carriers, destroyers, frigates and corvettes. Availability of MRH with the Navy would plug the existing capability gap said the releaseWhile there was no specification of the type of helicopter being procured but multiple media sources have indicated that this is likely to be the Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk.As per the Lockheed Martin website the Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk is operational and deployed today with the U.S. Navy as the primary anti-submarine warfare anti-surface weapon system for open ocean and littoral zones, the MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopter is the world’s most advanced maritime helicopter.

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