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Indian Navy to Commission MH 60R ‘Seahawks’ into its Fleet as INAS 334 Squadron

The induction of the MH 60R helicopters is expected to significantly bolster India's blue-water capabilities, extending the operational reach of the Navy and supporting sustained naval operations across various spectrums and vast maritime domains.

In a significant advancement towards enhancing its maritime capabilities, the Indian Navy is set to commission the MH 60R Seahawk multi-role helicopters into its fleet on March 6, 2024, at INS Garuda in Kochi. This marks a pivotal moment in India’s defense modernization efforts, with the Seahawks being integrated as the INAS 334 Squadron.

These helicopters, part of a 24-aircraft Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract signed with the US government in February 2020, represent a considerable leap in the Navy’s operational capabilities.

SEAHAWKS

Designed to excel in a variety of roles including anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW), search and rescue (SAR), medical evacuation (MEDEVAC), and vertical replenishment (VERTREP), the Seahawks have been thoroughly tested under Indian Reference Atmosphere (IRA) conditions.

Their integration into the fleet enhances the Navy’s ability to address both conventional and asymmetric threats effectively, thanks to their advanced weapons, sensors, and avionics suite.

The induction of the MH 60R helicopters is expected to significantly bolster India’s blue-water capabilities, extending the operational reach of the Navy and supporting sustained naval operations across various spectrums and vast maritime domains.

The deployment of the Seahawks in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is poised to strengthen the Indian Navy’s maritime presence, deterring potential threats and ensuring a secure and safe environment in this strategically vital area.

The commissioning of the Seahawks into the Indian Navy underlines the force’s unwavering commitment to strengthening maritime security. It aligns with the Government of India’s vision of ensuring Security And Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR), further consolidating India’s position as a key player in regional maritime security.

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