India has recieved the first batch of two MH-60 Romeo helicopters from United States.
The US Navy handed over the first two Sikorsky MH-60R multi-role helicopters to the Indian Navy at Naval Air Station in San Diego's North Island.
The two MH-60 Romeo helicopters were received by the Indian Ambassador to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Indian Navy Deputy Chief Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh at the US Navy base in San Diego, reports ANI.
It should be note that India had last year signed a $2.6 billion deal with the US for procurement of 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters for the Indian Navy.
The deal was sealed under a government to government (G2G) deal under the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme.
The 24 MH-60 Romeos would be equipped with multi-mode radars and night-vision devices as well as armed with Hellfire missiles, torpedoes and precision-guided weaponry.
The helicopters are designed to operate from frigates, destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers. The choppers are also capable of hunting submarines as well as knocking out ships and conducting search-and-rescue operations at sea.