MH 60R ROMEO – A Long Felt Need Begins to Get Addressed- Way Ahead
Sub Title : The Anti Submarine Warfare helicopter is a critical need of the Indian Navy
Issues Details : Vol 13 Issue 2 May/June 2019
Author : Lt Gen VK Saxena, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd)
Page No. : 60
Category : Military Affairs
: May 25, 2019
The Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) helicopter is a critical need of the Indian Navy. India is acquiring 24 X MH 60 R Seahawk helicopters built by Lockheed Martin. As the Dhruv has not been able to live up to our Navy’s expectations in this
Regard, we need to focus more efforts towards gaining indigenous expertise in the field of manufacture of ASW helicopters because nations which are front runners in the field are unlikely to share niche technologies, so necessary in the equipment. Hence Make in India as far as ASW helicopters are concerned is very unlikely
On 03 Apr 2019, the United States (US) approved the sale of 24 multi-role MH 60 R Seahawk maritime helicopters to India at an estimated cost of $2.6 billion.
This article puts the above deal in perspective and highlights how the operational need for this kind of a helicopter, which had become 'critic...
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