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First batch of aircrew of Indian Navy completes training for induction of MH-60R helicopters

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 09, Apr 2022
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Indian Navy’s first batch of MH 60R ‘Romeo’ aircrew successfully completed their training at Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, USA on 1 April 2022. The 10-month long 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 qualification onboard a US Navy Destroyer.

The crew would be responsible for inducting the versatile ‘Romeo’ into Indian Navy.

The MH 60R helicopters will provide the Indian Navy enhanced offensive role including Anti-submarine Warfare, Anti-ship Strike, specialised maritime operations as well as Search and Rescue operations.

24 MH 60R helicopters were procured under a Government-to-Government FMS deal.

Sources : News on Air