South Block officials said the Defence Acquisition Council is scheduled to meet on June 30 to give a final approval to the purchase of US Sikorsky S-70B multi-role helicopters.
While the navy needs at least 100 such multi-role helicopters, the government has decided to go for the outright purchase of 24 anti-submarine warfare helicopters from US.
There is also the possibility of India placing a follow-up order for 12 more Boeing P 8I maritime surveillance aircraft at a later stage for the Indian Navy in a bid to boost its reconnaissance capabilities on high seas, the officials added.
Interestingly enough, India bought 2 of them, and looks poised to get the 3rd as well (Seahawk).
EU helicopters are shit.
NH 90 cannot fly over the sea ?
Aviation Update: German Navy Helicopter not Fit to Fly over Water