Indian Navy will be receiving 24 MH-60R multi-mission helicopters and 10th P-8 Poseidon maritime from the U.S Navy. The 24 MH-60R multi-role helicopters have been manufactured by the Lockheed Martin at an estimated cost of $2.4 billion.
A formal event was organized at Naval Air Station North Island to mark the transfer of the MH-60R multi-mission helicopters and the 10th P-8 Poseidon maritime aircraft from the U.S to India.The DOD congratulated the partners in Indian Navy who received the 24 MH-60R Seahawk maritime helicopters and P-8 Poseidon aircraft.
William Blair, Vice President and CEO of Lockheed Martin India said the MH-60R helicopters are the most advanced helicopters that have showed highest performance so far. Blair praised the selection of Team Seahawk by the Indian Navy.Blair said the new addition to the Indian Navy marks enhanced collaboration between Sikorsky, Indian Navy, and US Navy. The Indian Navy has cleared the purchase procedures of the MH-60R helicopters.