Source: Indian Express, 10-Apr-13
Notwithstanding the prospect of being blacklisted over the VVIP helicopter contract, AgustaWestland has submitted its bid for two military tenders to supply helicopters to the Navy and the Coast Guard (see full story)
Source: Defense World, 17-May-12
NHI Industries lists out 10 instances where the S70B could not have met the Naval Staff Quality Requirements (NSQRs). These include requirements for internal/external tanks, fuel reserve, sonar, health and usage monitoring system, deck lock and technical literature. (see full story)
A big controversy has hit the acquisition of 16 Multi-Role Helicopters for the Indian Navy, a deal estimated to be worth around $1 billion, with the Indian Navy accusing European vendor NH Industries of trying to “mislead” the defence ministry, “twist” the Naval Staff Qualitative Requirements (NSQRs), “falsify” the RFP and cause delays with “unreasonable [...]
Source: Defense World, 27-Dec-11
NHI Industries, one of the two bidders in the race for the US$1.2 billion Indian Navy Multi Role Helicopter contract, claims that rival Sikorsky’s S70B does not meet a number of parameters as outlined in the Request for Proposal (see full story)
Source: MSN, 26-Jan-11
Two navy helicopter crew members were Tuesday named to receive Naosena Medal for gallantry for carrying out a daring rescue of sailors of a naval submarine who were washed overboard in a freak mishap 100 km off Mumbai in August last year.
Source: Lloyds List, 08-Sep-10
Intervention by an Indian Navy ship frustrated attempts by Somali pirates to capture any of the dozen vessels transiting the Gulf of Aden in formation under Indian protection.
Source: Financial Express, 31-Aug-10
The offer includes servicing and spares for six obsolete Sikorsky UH-3H Sea King helicopters that came onboard the USS Trenton – now renamed as INS Jalashva