INDIA'S MH-60R CHOPPERS WILL BE ENABLED WITH LINK-16
Geopolitics|August 2020
The Indian Navy will be flying the same helicopters as the US Navy in the Indo-Pacific region. Moreover, the Australian Navy also flies the same kind of aircraft. So, there is a great opportunity towards boosting interoperability. These helicopters can literally scan 20 percent of the entire surface of the Indo-Pacific theatre and can sniff out hostile assets through their powerful sensors, says TOM KANE, Director of Naval Helicopter Programmes, Lockheed Martin; and WILLIAM BLAIR, Vice President and Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin in India, in this interaction with Geopolitics
TOM KANE and WILLIAM BLAIR

When will the MH-60 deliveries begin? How important Is the Indian market for Lockheed Martin?

Bill Blair: We are looking forwards to add here we have customised our production capability specific to Indian requirements. Lockheed Martin is shaping the future with world leading innovation and advancement in technologies in strengthening our partnerships with India. Moreover, India provides us opportunities in not just in partnering with the government for modernising the armed forces, but also act as a catalyst in advancing indigenous manufacturing contributing to the country’s society and economy.

How has been the journey so far in India? What are some of the collaborative efforts initiated by Lockheed Martin?

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