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India inks MH-60R deal during Trump visit

25th February 2020 - 23:59 GMT | by KP Sanjeev Kumar in Mumbai

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The Indian Navy (IN) inched closer to filling a crucial void when a letter of acceptance for 24 MH-60R multirole helicopters and worth approximately $2.12 billion was inked in Delhi on 25 February.

The first batch of eight Romeos will be delivered within a year, with the remaining 16 coming in batches over 2-3 years.

The MH-60Rs will embark on IN ships that have been left with just one squadron each of obsolete ASW Sea Kings and Ka-28 helicopters (under upgrade).

The larger requirement of 123 Naval Multirole Helicopters (NMRH) has been allotted to the Strategic Partnership programme under ‘Make

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KP Sanjeev Kumar is a former navy test pilot,  who blogs at www.kaypius.com. He has …

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