The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin a $904.8 million contract modification for the delivery of MH-60R Seahawk helicopters to the Indian and US Navy.
The contract will see the company deliver three helicopters to the US Navy and 21 helicopters to India. Lockheed is expected to complete the work by September 2024.
The contract modification comes after India’s Cabinet Committee on Security approved the purchase of a total of 24 helicopters in February this year.
MH-60Rs are replacing India’s Westland Sea King and Kamov Ka-28 helicopters. The new helicopters will be armed with Hellfire missiles, Mark 54 torpedoes, precision-kill rockets and multi-mode radars.