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On Navy Day, First Look At US-Made MH-60 Romeo Helicopters For India
Indian Navy: The MH-60 Romeo will replace the venerable British-built Sea King, which has been in service for decades
All IndiaReported by Vishnu Som, Edited by Debanish AchomUpdated: December 04, 2020 5:14 pm IST

On Navy Day, First Look At US-Made MH-60 Romeo Helicopters For IndiaMH-60 "Romeo" Seahawk is a multi-role maritime helicopter that can strike at submarines too



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American defence firm Lockheed Martin has greeted India's maritime forces on Navy Day with the first photo of the multirole MH-60 Romeo helicopter, which India is acquiring. The photo features an India-bound MH-60R with a freshly-painted Navy roundel near its tail boom.

The MH-60 Romeo is widely considered among the most advanced anti-submarine helicopters in the world and will be deployed on the navy's warships, replacing the venerable British-built Sea King which has been in service for decades.

"This #NavyDay, we are proud to share the first look of the #IndianNavy's #MH60R in all its glory. #RomeoForIndia" Lockheed Martin tweeted. Navy Day is celebrated every year on December 4 to commemorate the attack on Karachi harbour during the India-Pakistan war in 1971.


The process to buy 24 helicopters for the Indian Navy is going on. A government to government deal was signed for $905 million.
These helicopters are also designed to fire the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) developed by the Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace. The NSM can engage warships at a range of 185 km. The original package India was looking at included the provision of NSM training missiles, a precursor to a potential deal for the missile system.


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For several years, the Indian Navy has been operating advanced warships including the made-in-India Kolkata Class destroyers without any modern anti-submarine helicopters on board, the lack of which has been considered a glaring operational deficiency at a time when China has markedly stepped up its presence in the Indian Ocean Region by operating a full-scale base in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.
The first MH-60R helicopters from the US will arrive next year.
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Valar.

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The process to buy 24 helicopters for the Indian Navy is going on. A government to government deal was signed for $905 million.
2.6 Billion dollar.

India and the US, during US President Trump's 36-hour whirlwind visit, finalised defence deals worth USD 3 billion under which 30 military helicopters will be procured from two American defence majors for theIndian armed forces. Included in this is the Indian Navy's procurement of 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters at a cost of $2.6 billion.

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This heli can save itself from indian air defence mijjiles??
 
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2.6 Billion dollar.

India and the US, during US President Trump's 36-hour whirlwind visit, finalised defence deals worth USD 3 billion under which 30 military helicopters will be procured from two American defence majors for theIndian armed forces. Included in this is the Indian Navy's procurement of 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters at a cost of $2.6 billion.

Read more at:
https://economictimes.indiatimes.co...ofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
No bro, Romeos cost 905 Million dollars and the rest of the 2 Billion costed us for 6 Apache Attack Helicopters that were bought additionally for Army and you are thinking right, it costed us more for 6 additional Apaches and here’s why...

This heli can save itself from indian air defence mijjiles??
I don’t know but this guy can probably answer your question😇.
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Have we already inducted this beauty or its yet to be inducted? With P8 I Poseidon and MH60 Romeo our ASW capacity will be one of the best in Asia.....
 

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No bro, Romeos cost 905 Million dollars and the rest of the 2 Billion costed us for 6 Apache Attack Helicopters that were bought additionally for Army and you are thinking right, it costed us more for 6 additional Apaches and here’s why...
The deal also includes weapons package, spares and after-sales support, maintenance contracts along with setup of service facilities and training of ground crew/pilots
 

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