The Indian Navy said in a statement that the 10-month course included conversion training and other advanced qualifications on MH-60R helicopter. The crew flew extensively from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron – 41 (HSM 41) and achieved day and night deck landing qualifications on-board a U.S. Navy Destroyer. According to the Navy, the crew would be responsible for inducting the versatile 'Romeo' into the Indian Navy.
The Romeo helicopter is manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corporation. It is an all-weather helicopter designed to support multiple missions with state of the art avionics and sensors.
India has ordered 24 of these helicopters for USD 2.6 billion under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) from the U.S.
The all-weather helicopter is designed to support multiple missions with state of the art avionics/ sensors and will be modified with several India Unique Equipment and weapons.
These helicopters will provide the Navy enhanced offensive role including anti-submarine warfare, anti-ship strike, specialised maritime operations as well as search and rescue operations.
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