7-Aug-2017 Source: HeliHub.com
The Indian Navy is currently looking to procure 110 light utility helicopters (LUH). They have already rejected the Russian Kamov Ka-226T helicopter because the blades cannot fold and will not be able to fit inside a ship’s hangar. The Ka-226T also cannot carry torpedoes, which is a “mandatory requirement,” reports Defence News.
The Navy is expressing interest in domestic companies such as Larsen & Toubro, Bharat Forge, Reliance, Mahindra Aerospace and Tata Advanced Systems. One of these companies will partner with an overseas company to complete the $5 billion contract. The overseas companies that are competing for the contract include Sikorsky, Airbus, and Bell.