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IN to Receive Three MH-60 ‘Romeo’ Multi-Role Helicopters from the US

Published on June 09, 2021
Current Context: The Indian Navy will receive the three MH-60 ‘Romeo’ multi-role helicopters from the United States (US) in July 2021.
IN to Receive Three MH-60 ‘Romeo’ Multi-Role Helicopters from the US
  • These three MH-60 ‘Romeo’ multi-role helicopters are part of the first set of 24 such multi-role helicopters.
  • In Feb 2020, India and the US had signed a pact worth $2.4 billion to buy 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters from Lockheed Martin.
  • The MH-60 Romeo helicopters are equipped with multi-mode radars and night vision devices. They are armed with Hellfire missiles, torpedoes, and precision-guided weaponry.
  • These helicopters can be operated from cruisers, aircraft carriers destroyers, and frigates. They can target submarines, ships and can be part of rescue operations at sea.
  • The MH-60 Romeo helicopters are said to replace Sea Kings.
  • Static Part: 
    • Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh
    • Capital of the US: Washington, D.C
    • Currency of the US: United States Dollar
    • President of the US: Joe Biden

Question: 

Q.1 Indian Navy to receive three of the 24 MH-60 ‘Romeo’ multi-role helicopters in July 2021 from which country?
a. United States
b. Russia
c. Japan
d. France

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