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Buying under pressure: the United States will supply the Indian Navy with 24 anti-submarine helicopters MH-60R Seahawk

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Buying under pressure: the United States will supply the Indian Navy with 24 anti-submarine helicopters MH-60R Seahawk

In the USA, the production of the MH-60R Seahawk marine helicopter for India begins. According to the Pentagon, a contract for the production and supply of 24 helicopters received the American corporation Lockheed Martin.


An additional agreement was signed with Lockheed Martin in the amount of $ 904,8 million to the previously concluded contract. It involves the supply of three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters in the interests of the US Navy and 21 MH-60R in the interests of the Government of India

- said in a statement.

It is assumed that the work under the supplementary agreement will be completed by September 2024. Helicopter purchases for India will be carried out through the FMS (Foreign Military Sales) US program of foreign deliveries of military products. The United States continues to promote military contracts with India, in fact threatening sanctions in the event of contracts with other countries. Typical purchase under pressure.

The future supply of India MH-60R Seahawk anti-submarine helicopters became known in April last year, when the State Department approved the request of the Indian fleet for the acquisition of rotorcraft. A request for 24 multi-purpose Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters, including a set of equipment and weapons, arrived in the United States in the fall of 2018. It is noteworthy that the “request” came to the State Department after a group of congressmen and US administration officials visited India and talked with the leadership of the Ministry of Defense.

In addition to the rotorcraft themselves, the delivery will also include: 30 multi-mode radars APS-153 (V), 60 T700-GE-401C engines, 24 airborne systems (ALFS), 1000 sonar buoys AN / SSQ-36/53/62; 10 AGM-114 Hellfire missiles; 38 APKWS missiles; 70 AN / AVS-9 night vision devices, as well as other weapons and equipment.

The Indian Ministry of Defense plans that the new Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters will replace the obsolete Sea King purchased from the United Kingdom back in the 80s in the Navy.

Helicopter Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk - anti-submarine modification of the helicopter UH-60 Black Hawk.
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 15 May 2020 09: 23 New
    +2
    A logical step ... they themselves do not do this. When they can produce their own, this song ... endlessly long!
  2. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 15 May 2020 09: 25 New
    -1
    While an Indian general ponders the dangers for India's arms imports
    US to supply Indian Navy 24 anti-submarine helicopter MH-60R Seahawk
    request
  3. Ros 56
    Ros 56 15 May 2020 09: 27 New
    0
    Here the Indians have a hodgepodge in the armed forces. But the main thing is not to forget about dancing with the exit. Then everything will work as it should.
  4. V.I.P.
    V.I.P. 15 May 2020 09: 27 New
    +3
    They just bought without a tender? If so, then it is strange. They love tenders in India for arms purchases.
    1. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 15 May 2020 18: 05 New
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      What are the tenders for slaves? The White Sahib ordered, everyone ran to carry out. The Indians will get into a very dangerous situation - the mattress makers have a "cut" with China, and the Indians can be launched as "cannon fodder."
  5. Vasily Ponomarev
    Vasily Ponomarev 15 May 2020 09: 35 New
    10
    > Buying under pressure:
    is it specifically prescribed? in the original text this was not
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 15 May 2020 09: 48 New
      +7
      And this is not counting the fact that in its class the car is at least not bad.
  6. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 15 May 2020 09: 36 New
    +5
    That is, the author believes that the trip of officials to a country in the market of which another country wants to strengthen this PRESSURE?
    And it seemed to me - marketing. They could just give a bribe or offer preferences.
  7. Avior
    Avior 15 May 2020 09: 48 New
    +4
    The topic of pressure is not disclosed. smile
    For once, the Indians decided something quickly and did not drag out for 10 years
    1. knn54
      knn54 15 May 2020 10: 13 New
      +1
      With "this" begins the desire to make their naval forces the third in the world.
  8. Piramidon
    Piramidon 15 May 2020 09: 54 New
    -1
    US Continues To Promote Military Contracts With India, Actually Threatening Sanctions

  9. dgonni
    dgonni 15 May 2020 09: 59 New
    +5
    And what can Russia offer the Indians? They just have no choice!
  10. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 15 May 2020 10: 05 New
    +6
    This is the leader in this segment .... there are European analogues, but the Americans already supply Poseidons, the Indians felt the quality.
  11. alex aircraft
    alex aircraft 15 May 2020 10: 29 New
    +1
    What prevents us from launching the modernized ka 27 and mi 14 into a series and offering it both to our own and for export. How many debts were written off from the Indians? Why didn’t they write off in exchange for the purchase of our weapons and not only India ?? When the GDP was written off, about 120 lyamov.a what in return? Assurances of love and friendship?
  12. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 15 May 2020 10: 41 New
    -1
    A group of American congressmen and officials "talked" with the leadership of the Indian Ministry of Defense and on you
    contract worth $ 904,8 million to a previously concluded contract
    Doesn’t it smell like corruption here? Although for India, this is a norm that fits into their mentality.
  13. APASUS
    APASUS 15 May 2020 13: 04 New
    0
    Maybe you could bargain with India? Explore the complete sets of this equipment
    1. V.I.P.
      V.I.P. 15 May 2020 14: 41 New
      0
      Will not work)))…
      And so they have a lot of interesting things that it would be interesting to see for our gunsmiths and warriors:

      American Apache attack helicopter, Poseidon anti-submarine, C-17 Globemaster transporter, C-130J transporter, M777 towed howitzer, MH-60 multipurpose helicopters, Barrett M95 sniper rifle, M982 Excalibur projectile, Boepoon AGM-84L anti-ship missiles torpedoes Raytheon Mk 54, air defense system NASAMS II

      South Korean self-propelled guns K9, anti-aircraft missile and gun systems K30 Biho.

      Israeli shipborne air defense system "Barak-8". ground-based surface-to-air missile systems MR-SAM, drones Heron and Eitan, Python air-to-air missiles, SPICE guided gliding bomb, filling for AWACS aircraft of the company (IAI). machine gun Negev NG-7

      European transporter C295W. the plane tanker A330MRTT, Italian sniper rifles Minerva Tactical Scorpio TGT, French "Rafale", submarines "Scorpene"
      Brazilian AWACS EMV-145 with "Eriay" radar from "Embraer".
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 15 May 2020 17: 46 New
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        Quote: V.I.P.
        Will not work)))

        Justify
        Quote: V.I.P.
        And so they have a lot of interesting things that it would be interesting to see for our gunsmiths and warriors

        A lot of interesting things and all the intelligence services of the world are fighting for such secrets. The Americans buy samples of military equipment around the world, the Chinese are stolen, the British often bribe
        1. V.I.P.
          V.I.P. 15 May 2020 18: 16 New
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          What is there to justify ..... Do you think that they will allow our specialists to gut anti-submarine Poseidon?)))) Or the submarine "Scorpena" will be sent to us for testing ??? ... ... ...... They are well aware of the consequences and actions by sellers). So that DOESN'T WORK!)
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 15 May 2020 18: 19 New
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            Quote: V.I.P.
            What is there to justify ..... Do you think that they will allow our specialists to gut anti-submarine Poseidon?)))) Or the submarine "Scorpena" will be sent to us for testing ??? ... ... ...... They are well aware of the consequences and actions by sellers). So that DOESN'T WORK!)

            I remember Armenia introduced the Americans to the S-300 and there was a serious scandal. And India, what, keeps secrets somehow differently, they had no punctures?
            1. V.I.P.
              V.I.P. 15 May 2020 18: 28 New
              0
              Americans, Jews and all NATO members are training on the Greek (Cypriot) S-300. So, it makes no sense to talk about Armenia with their S-300. Yes, and what will the Russian Federation be able to do for that?))) But the Americans, the British will confiscate all the money and gold, impose trade sanctions, prohibit the purchase of Indian consumer goods, sell nothing new from the weapon and service the equipment ... And this is a huge loss. What can the Russian Federation do with this in relation to Armenia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan (the last two remains of Russians are spread rot, it is forbidden for children to give Russian names even if they are Russian by nationality ... ... But they can’t do anything). They are afraid that the bases will be thrown out of these countries .........
              1. Sergey Sfiedu
                Sergey Sfiedu 16 May 2020 20: 30 New
                0
                India is a huge market for everything, plus a source of cheap labor, plus an enemy and a counterweight to China and radical Muslims - so Western sanctions against it are the wet dreams of individuals. The Americans for a long time persuaded the Indians to buy their weapons (from the time of my youth) - and it grew together - they bought it once, bought two, and it seems like it, despite the price.
  14. Jack O'Neill
    Jack O'Neill 15 May 2020 13: 35 New
    +2
    Pressure purchase
    : US to supply Indian Navy 24 anti-submarine helicopter MH-60R Seahawk

    Hindus need such cars, and the Sea Hawk is the top! Who else should they buy such cars from us?
    If there was a real choice in the market, then maybe the tender would be muddied, so what?
    Nobody forces you to buy Intel or AMD, because we cannot provide a competitive solution.
  15. qobnvmog
    qobnvmog 15 May 2020 19: 59 New
    0
    Pressure purchase

    Yeah. And so the Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk helicopter, of course, trash; which no one will buy under pressure.
  16. Arthur 85
    Arthur 85 16 May 2020 20: 30 New
    0
    By the way, an interesting question. In tanks, now a megapackage is being replaced instead of armor: from KAZ - dynamic protection - metal layer - ceramic layer - layer God knows what else - metal layer ... But what if I integrate such a sandwich on a submarine in a rugged case? Modern deep bombs, I’m tea, are not designed for armor?
    The cost may be high. But if someone is subjected to friendly reproach, then it may decline ...