MH-60R helicopters

  • IASbaba
  • April 9, 2022
  • 0
UPSC Articles
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

MH-60R helicopters

Part of: Prelims and GS III – Defence and security

Context: The first batch of Indian Navy aircrew successfully completed its training on the MH-60R Multi-Role Helicopters (MRH) at the U.S. Naval Air Station, North Island in San Diego.

  • The first batch of three helicopters are expected to arrive in India by June.

Key takeaways

  • The crew would be responsible for inducting the versatile ‘Romeo’ into the Indian Navy.
  • This will be the first major induction of helicopters by the Navy in decades for deployment on ships.
    • The Navy is facing an acute shortage of helicopters on its frontline warships but procurement of new ones has been repeatedly delayed.
  • The MH-60Rs are a replacement of the Sea King 42/42A helicopters already decommissioned in the 1990s.
  • They are envisaged to operate from the frontline ships and aircraft carriers providing them the critical attributes of flexibility of operation, enhanced surveillance and attacking capability.
  • The MH-60R 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.

News Source: TH

For a dedicated peer group, Motivation & Quick updates, Join our official telegram channel – https://t.me/IASbabaOfficialAccount

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE to watch Explainer Videos, Strategy Sessions, Toppers Talks & many more…

Search now.....

Sign Up To Receive Regular Updates