On December 2014, the Indian navy selected the S-70B Seahawk for its Multi-Role Helicopter requirement. At least 24 helicopters were planned as the Sea King replacement.
On November 2018, Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) issued an 18-months valid Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) to obtain 24 multi-role helicopters (MRH) and a Letter of Request (LoR) worth $2 billion was sent to the US Government for a "fast-track" acquisition of the MH-60R Romeo helicopter.
On April 2019, US State Department authorized the purchase.
State Department Approves MH-60R Seahawks for India, 04-Apr-19 : #Seahawks U.S. State Department approved possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Indian Navy of 24 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk naval helicopters valued $2.6 billion
Indian Navy Selects Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk, 05-Dec-14 : India’s Navy selected the Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk to fulfill its Multi-Role Helicopter requirement. Negotiations will now begin to procure 16 helicopters plus an option for eight additional aircraft
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