Sikorsky's MH-60R Romeo

By Sangeeta Saxena

New Delhi. 15 May 2020. And the long wait for Sikorsky has come to an end with India’s selection of MH-60R  Romeo, multi-role helicopters worth $2.6 billion for the Indian Navy. Yesterday, the U.S. Navy announced that India has made history by becoming the 5th country to add the MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopter to their fleet.  So this was a cue to the OEM Lockheed Martin to finally give a formal statement every one had been waiting for.

Tom Kane
Courtesy : Lockheed Martin Sikorsky

“India’s selection of the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ multi-mission helicopter provides the Indian Navy with the most advanced anti-surface/anti-submarine warfare helicopter in operation today. The MH-60R offers the lowest risk and best value option because the aircraft is already in full production and globally supportable. The MH-60R provides a vital capability in the Indo-Pacific region and equips the Indian Navy with a tremendous capability that is ready for operations immediately upon delivery. We thank the government of India for its confidence in Sikorsky and look forward to supporting our partners in the Indian armed forces over the next 30 years, ” said Tom Kane, Director, Sikorsky Naval Helicopter Programs.

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