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MH-60r Multi Role Helicopters (MRH)

17th July, 2021 Security and Defence

Context:

  • The Indian Navy accepted first batch of two MH-60r Multi Role Helicopters (MRH) from US Navy.

 

About MH-60R helicopters:

  • MH-60R helicopters manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corporation, USA is an all-weather helicopter designed to support multiple missions with state of the art avionics/ sensors.
  • 24 of these helicopters are being procured 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 would enhance Indian Navy’s three dimensional capabilities.
  • In order to exploit these potent helicopters, the first batch of Indian crew is presently undergoing training in USA.

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1736365