New Delhi, June 23: The Indian Navy will get three MH-60 Romeo helicopters in July and the identical can be handed over by america. This might add extra energy to the Indian Navy.
A staff of the Indian Navy is at present coaching within the US. The following batch of the Romeo helicopters will likely be handed over in November, whereas the third consignment can be delivered in June-July subsequent 12 months. By 2023, the Indian Navy may have 24 helicopters.
At the moment there’s a staff of 20 officers and technicians of the Indian Navy who’re within the US and are present process coaching. In 2020, India had signed a deal for twenty-four Romeo helicopters with the US valued at Rs 16,000 crores. The handover of those helicopters is essential because the Indian Navy has to retire its out of date Sea King helicopters.
The Romeo is a multirole helicopter which might assault a ship, search and destroy a submarine and in addition perform reconnaissance and rescue work. It may additionally fireplace the air-to-surface Hellfire missile.
Within the US it is usually used as a submarine hunters and these capabilities would add extra energy to the Indian Navy. The helicopter is essential as America, India, Japan and Australia are forming a standard naval power in opposition to China’s rising meddling within the sea. The Romeo is utilized by all these international locations and this could imply that the helicopter can take off from an Indian ship and search assist for motion from an American ship after which land on an Australian ship as soon as the motion is full.
Story first revealed: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 8:51 [IST]