The Indian Navy reached a significant milestone as the MH-60R multirole helicopters successfully landed for the first time on the indigenous destroyer, INS Kolkata. This achievement marks a major advancement in the navy’s anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities and reinforces its commitment to enhancing maritime security.

The MH-60R helicopter, renowned for its versatile capabilities in ASW, surveillance, anti-shipping, and search and rescue operations, is expected to bolster the Indian Navy’s effectiveness in countering underwater threats, monitoring maritime activities, and conducting vital surveillance missions.

The integration of MH-60R multirole helicopters with Indian Navy warships, starting with INS Kolkata, signifies a significant leap in the navy’s ASW capabilities. Designed to excel in anti-submarine operations, the MH-60R is equipped with advanced sensors, sonobuoys, and torpedoes that enhance its detection and engagement capabilities. By leveraging the helicopter’s sophisticated systems, the Indian Navy gains an edge in tracking and neutralizing underwater threats, ensuring the safety of its naval assets and the maritime domain.