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Indian MoD issues RFI for naval utility, multirole helicopters

23 August 2017

Key Points

  • The Indian MoD has issued an RFI to foreign OEMs for 234 helicopters for the Indian Navy
  • The RFI aims to procure 111 naval utility helicopters and 123 naval multirole helicopters

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has invited responses by 6 October from overseas original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in relation to the long-delayed procurement of 234 helicopters for the Indian Navy (IN), worth an estimated USD5 billion.

The 22 August request for information (RFI) aims to procure 111 naval utility helicopters (NUHs) and 123 naval multirole helicopters (NMRHs) via the MoD’s newly enunciated Strategic Partnership (SP) policy, under which the aircraft will be licence built locally.

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