India received two MH-60 multi-role helicopters (MRH) from the United States, after a long wait of more than a decade. These two are the first in a line of orders that the Indian Navy placed with the United States navy.
India is procuring 24 of these helicopters from the US government under foreign military sales. The choppers would be modified with many “India-unique” equipment and weapons.
MH-60R helicopters manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corporation, USA are an all-weather helicopter designed to support multiple missions with state-of-the-art avionics and sensors. In order to exploit these potent helicopters, the first batch of Indian crew is presently undergoing training in the USA. The induction of these MRH is expected to further enhance the Indian Navy’s three-dimensional capabilities.