The newly acquired MH60R helicopter undertook maiden landings on the indigenously designed and constructed destroyer, INS Kolkata. This achievement provides a major boost to the Indian Navy’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) capability.
MH60R helicopter is a versatile platform known for its exceptional ASW, surveillance, anti-shipping and Search and Rescue (SAR) capabilities.
MH60R integration with Indian Navy warships would further strengthen the Navy’s capability to counter underwater threats, monitor maritime activities, and conduct surveillance operations on board.
United States had approved the sale of 24 MH-60R multi-mission helicopters to India under its Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The delivery of all 24 MH 60R helicopters will be completed by 2025.