Role of MH-60 Romeo helicopters in the Indian Navy

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MH-60 Seahawk role in Indian Navy
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MH-60 Seahawk role in Indian Navy

The MH-60 Romeo helicopters will be a very potent weapon in the Indian Ocean Region as it comes equipped with anti-surface, anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue missions capabilities. The Seahawk helicopters have advanced combat systems like sensors, missiles, and torpedoes to track and hunt enemy boats and submarines. The helicopter can easily strike fear in a submarine Captain’s heart.

How it hunts submarine
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How it hunts submarine

MH-60 Romeo is equipped with a range of radars and sensors which can detect the submarine inside the deep sea. Also present is a Sonobuoy launcher and a Raytheon advanced airborne low-frequency (ALFS) dipping sonar to detect submarines at any depth.

Weapons that accompany MH-60 Romeo
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Weapons that accompany MH-60 Romeo

MH-60 Romeo choppers will come packed with Hellfire missiles, precision kill weapon systems, and MK 54 torpedoes. For Anti-surface warfare missions, the chopper uses weapons like Hellfire anti-surface missiles. For anti-submarine warfare, it carries lightweight torpedoes and a 7.62mm machine gun.

Specifications
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Specifications

Climb rate: 8.38m/s.
Maximum cruise speed: 267km/h
Range: 834 kmService ceiling: 3,438m.Weight: 6,89 5kgMaximum take-off weight: 10,659 kg

Price of Seahawk helicopter
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Price of Seahawk helicopter

The cost of a Seahawk helicopter $28 million.

Who is the manufacturer?
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Who is the manufacturer?

The Sea Hawk helicopter is built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company.

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