Indian Navy would like to acquire MH-60R Seahawk helicopters to counter submarine threats


Indian navy force might want to procure 24 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters from the US-based Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky Company. Sources in the Indian Defense Ministry said that the new obtaining would come as a swap for the maturing Sea King helicopters.

As of now, the Indian Navy utilizes Chetak Helicopters. The scope of Chetak’s is restricted to a range of around 10 km, regardless of whether from shore or from any drifting stage.

The Seahawks can work for long ranges both from shores and sends and can arrive on the trip on any Indian maritime ship, be it corvettes or guided-rocket destroyers. Its aeronautics, correspondence and radars are progressed and best in class and have demonstrated to be truly outstanding in hostile to submarine fighting. It is capable of firing air-launched torpedoes and Hellfire missiles.

As the Navy’s next generation submarine tracker and against surface fighting helicopter, the MH-60R Sea Hawk is the foundation of the Navy’s Helicopter Concept of Operations. Against Submarine Warfare and Surface Warfare are the MH-60R’s essential missions.

Auxiliary missions incorporate Electromagnetic Warfare, Search and Rescue, Vertical Replenishment, Naval Surface Fire Support, coordinations support, work force transport, Medical Evacuation, and VHF/UHF/Link Communication Relay. The MH-60R and its strategic have supplanted the armada’s heritage SH-60B and SH-60F flying machine. The MH-60R Sea Hawk missions are Anti-Submarine Warfare, Anti-Surface Warfare, Electromagnetic Warfare, Surveillance, Communications Relay, Search and Rescue, Naval Gunfire Support and coordinations support.

SOURCE: Navy Recognition