Indian Navy’s MH60R Helicopter Makes Maiden Landing On Warship: Watch Video

In a significant achievement for the Indian Navy, an MH60R helicopter made the maiden landing on an indigenously designed and built destroyer, INS Kolkata, the Indian Navy said on Friday. The Navy said that this achievement has significantly boosted the anti-submarine warfare capability of the Indian Navy.

According to the Indian Navy, the MH60R helicopter is a versatile platform known for its exceptional ASW, surveillance, anti-shipping and search and rescue capabilities. The Navy said its integration with Indian Navy warships will further strengthen the Navy’s capability to counter underwater threats, monitor maritime activities and conduct surveillance operations.

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Meanwhile, ‘Waghsheer’, the sixth Scorpene submarine of Project-75, Yard 11880, Kalvari class of the Indian Navy, commenced its sea trials on Thursday. The submarine was launched on April 20, 2022 from the Kanhoji Angre Wet Basin of Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL). Vagshir is scheduled for delivery to the Indian Navy in early 2024 following the completion of these trials.

MDL has ‘delivered’ three submarines of Project – 75 in 24 months and the commencement of sea trials of the sixth submarine is a significant milestone. This is a sign of encouragement towards self-reliant India.

The submarine will now undergo extensive trials at sea of ​​all its systems, including propulsion systems, weapons and sensors. INS Vagsheer is named after the sand fish – a deadly deep sea predator of the Indian Ocean.

The first submarine Vagshir, ex-Russia, was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 26 December 1974 and decommissioned on 30 April 1997 after nearly three decades of Ottoman service to the nation.

The state-of-the-art technology used in the Scorpene has enabled superior stealth features including advanced acoustic absorption techniques, low radiated noise levels, hydro-dynamically optimized shape, and the ability to launch a critical attack on the enemy using precision-guided weapons. is ensured. , Its stealth features give it invulnerability, which is unmatched by most submarines.

According to an official statement, “The submarine (Vagsheer) is designed to operate in all theaters of operation, demonstrating interoperability with other components of the Naval Task Force. Marks a transformational change in operations.”

“With the launch of Vagsheer, India further cements its position as a Submarine building Nation and MDL lives up to its reputation as Warship and Submarine Builders to the Nation,” it further read.