The US (US) has announced the delivery of the MH-60-Romeo helicopter to the Indian Navy at the earliest. In view of Beijing’s increasing interference in the South China Sea, there is no other reliable partner for America in South Asia than India.
In view of the growing tension between India and China, the US (US) has announced to deliver the MH-60-Romeo helicopter to the Indian Navy at the earliest. In view of Beijing’s increasing interference in the South China Sea, there is no other reliable partner for America in South Asia than India. In view of this, the US can deliver its MH-60-R chopper hunting submarine as early as 2021.
William L. Blair, an officer of the helicopter maker Lockheed Martin, has told The Tribune that the sale is being done through a foreign military cell. America is working on delivery as soon as possible. They have claimed that it will be completed soon and will be delivered by early next year. Let us know that the deal of 24 helicopters was announced in February. This deal is considered to be very important in terms of military power in view of the increasing activity of Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean. When Blair was asked whether India needed an early delivery due to rising tensions with China, Blair said, “We are also fast.” The agreement was signed in February. This will be the record speed of delivery.
How is Romeo helicopter?
MH-60 Romeo Sea Hawk helicopters manufactured by Lockheed Martin are capable of aiming accurately at submarines and ships. These helicopters are also useful in search and rescue operations at sea. MH60 Romeo helicopters are equipped with sophisticated combat systems – sensors, missiles, and torpedoes to track enemy warships and prevent their attacks.
Romeo helicopters are deployed in the US Navy as anti-submarine and anti-surface weapons. An anti-submarine SONAR helicopter with the capability to fight the warlike MH-60-R is very important for the army. India needed more engines, special missiles, and Mk-54 torpedoes. Blair has told that the company also wants to shift the wing assembly of F-16 fighter jets to Hyderabad.
Pilots can also be seen at night
These helicopters will enable the Indian Defense Forces to successfully carry out anti-surface and anti-submarine war missions. The MH60 helicopter has a dual control system. Two pilots are needed to fly it. Pilots sitting in its cockpit can see their targets well in the dark darkness of the night. This helicopter can seat four to five cabin crew as well as five passengers. Its cabin has a length of 3.2 meters and a width of 1.8 meters and a height of 1.3 meters.
Are equipped with modern weapons
The MH60 Romeo helicopter can be equipped with many different types of weapons. In this, four points have been given for the installation of weapons. In which Lockheed Martin’s AGM-114 Hellfire anti-surface missile can be deployed. It can launch anti-submarine AKT MK 50 or MK 46 active/passive torpedoes to target submarines. For its safety, a 7.62 mm machine gun can also be fitted in it.
Please tell that as soon as these helicopters join the Indian Navy, it will help to stop the increasing interference of the Chinese Navy in the Indian Ocean. Apart from this, it will help the Navy’s aging Sea King helicopter fleet. Romeo helicopters will enhance the anti-surface (ground) and anti-submarine security capability of Indian forces. The MH60 Romeo helicopter is used by many navies around the world in addition to the US. These include the Navy of Australia, Spain, Denmark, South Korea, Tunisia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Malaysia, and Mexico.