Meet Indian Navy's MH-60R 'Romeo' SEAHAWK helicopter, world’s most advanced maritime chopper: IN PICS

Operational and deployed with the India Navy, the MH-60R SEAHAWK 'Romeo' helicopter is the world’s most advanced maritime helicopter and is the most capable naval helicopter available today designed to operate from frigates, destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers.
 

MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter

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MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter

MH-60R Seahawk is a multi-mission helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft and is considered to be the world’s most advanced maritime helicopter. 

MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter

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MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter

The MH-60R is also referred to as ‘Romeo’ and its first unit was recently inducted in the Indian Navy recently. 

MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter

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MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter

The helicopter is equipped for a range of missions, including anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW), search-and-rescue (SAR), naval gunfire support (NGFS), surveillance, communications relay, logistics support and personnel transfer, and vertical replenishment (VERTREP). 

MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter

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MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter

The helicopter operates from frigates, destroyers, cruisers, amphibious ships and aircraft carriers, and is suitable for intense littoral warfare operations for handling numerous contacts in confined spaces, and for open-water operations. 

MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter

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MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter

The MH-60 helicopter is fitted with dual controls and accommodates a pilot, co-pilot, and tactical mission officer. The sensor operator station is installed in the cabin. 

MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter

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MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter

The helicopter is powered by two General Electric T700-GE-401C turboshaft engines rated at 1,425kW. The internal self-sealing fuel tanks have a capacity of 2,230l. 

MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter

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MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter

The MH-60 Romeo helicopter features a spacious and comfortable cabin with increased leg space for passengers. The cabin can accommodate three or four flight crew and five passengers. The length of the cabin is 3.2m, while the height and width are 1.3m and 1.8m respectively.

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