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SOURCE: API

According to report in Janes,According to William Blair, CEO of Lockheed Martin India, the first three MH-60R multirole helicopters have been delivered to the Indian Navy. According to the company, these aircraft are based at the naval air station INS Garuda in Kochi, India.

Blair also stated that three more MH-60Rs were delivered to the Indian Navy in San Diego. These three planes are still in San Diego because the Indian Navy “decided to extend the training of pilots, maintenance personnel, and sustainment teams,” he said.

The purchases are part of a USD2.6 billion Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal announced jointly by India and the United States in February 2020. The fleet is scheduled to be delivered by 2025.