U.S. defense giant has unveiled a New lethal version of MH-60 Romeo multimission helicopter armed with two Naval Strike Missiles.
Raytheon Missile Systems partnered with Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace unveiled the new helicopter during the Sea Air Space 2019 at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor.
Media specialist James Drew has posted a photo of an advanced helicopter with Naval Strike Missiles on his twitter account
— James Drew (@StrikeWriter) May 7, 2019
The MH-60 Romeo multimission helicopter will receive two Naval Strike Missile (NSM) in a helicopter-launched application.
The Naval Strike Missile is a long-range, precision strike weapon that can find and destroy enemy ships at distances up to 100 nautical miles away.
The stealthy missile flies at sea-skimming altitude has the terrain-following capability and uses an advanced seeker for precise targeting in challenging conditions.
on Apr 03, 2019 The US approved the sale of 24 multi-role MH-60R Seahawk maritime helicopters to India at an estimated cost of USD 2.6 billion,
According to Jane’s Defence Weekly, the Indian Navy appears poised to become the first customer for the helicopter-launched Naval Strike Missile.
The missile will be integrated into Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky MH-60R multimission helicopters that India is looking to acquire under a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) case.
The MH-60R is equipped with a highly sophisticated combat system designed to employ Hellfire air-to-surface missiles and the Mark 54 anti-submarine torpedo.
The primary missions of the helicopter is anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare. Secondary missions include search and rescue, logistics support, personnel transport and medical evacuation.