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US-2 planes as helicopters : Navy's dilemma

Posted on : September 25th 2017, 11:01 am

Navy is in urgent need of helicopters, minesweepers and submarines.However India and Japan have been negotiating a deal for 12  shin Maywa- built US-2 amohibious aircrafts. Helicopter than India has consists of chetaks, Russian Kamov-28 and 33s, 6  Sikorsky UH-3Hs,  Seaking 42B and 42C and some advanced light helicopters .Except the last.all others are 1980s vintage.