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Is the Indian Navy considering more Romeos?

11th December 2018 - 04:30 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi

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Twenty-four Sikorsky MH-60R multirole helicopters for the Indian Navy (IN), for which a letter of request was sent to the US on 15 November, will begin to be delivered under a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) in two years, Chief of Naval Staff Sunil Lanba confirmed. However, the IN could be eyeing a much larger order.

In 2017, India issued a second RfI for 123 Naval Multi-Role Helicopters (NMRH) to perform shipborne tasks. It could be that the MH-60R is in the frame for the above requirement as well.

This was hinted at by Lanba when queried by Shephard as to

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