The Indian Navy received the two MH-60R multi-role helicopters from the US Navy in a ceremony held at a naval air station in San Diego on 16 July.
A representative from the Indian Navy said, “The ceremony marked the formal transfer of these helicopters from US Navy to Indian Navy, which were accepted by Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Indian Ambassador to the US."
The representative said that these helicopters will also enhance the Indian Navy's three dimensional.
He further said, “In order to exploit these potent helicopters, the first batch of Indian crew is presently undergoing training in the US."
The MH-60R choppers are manufactured in United States by Lockheed Martin Corporation and it is an all-weather helicopter. The helicopters are designed to support various missions with state of the art avionics and sensors.
The Indian Navy will securely pick up 24 of these helicopters from the US government under the framework of foreign military sales.