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India seeks additional armaments for MH-60R fleet

6th April 2023 - 06:47 GMT | by Rahul Bedi in Delhi


The Indian Navy is seeking additional weapons to arm its MH-60R helicopter fleet. (Photo: IN)

Additional missiles and torpedoes are on the cards to equip India's incoming fleet of MH-60R multi-mission helicopters.

The Indian Navy (IN) is acquiring additional armaments, worth an estimated $300 million, for its fleet of 24 MH-60R helicopters.

Industry sources said these procurements, via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route, include an unspecified number of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and MK 54 lightweight torpedoes.

These will supplement 19 AGM-114 Hellfires (plus training missiles) and 30 MK 54 torpedoes acquired under the $2.6 billion contract for the MH-60Rs, an FMS case signed in February 2020.

The IN has so far received six MH-60Rs, which are also armed with Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System (APKWS) rockets and M240D machine

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Rahul Bedi


Rahul Bedi

Rahul Bedi is a New Delhi-based journalist reporting for over 30 years on strategic, military, and security …

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