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Home / India News / Plan to build 111 naval choppers moves forward

Plan to build 111 naval choppers moves forward

US firm Lockheed Martin, European Airbus Helicopters and Russian Helicopters are eyeing the ₹21,738-crore project that involves manufacturing the choppers in India.

india Updated: Jun 04, 2019 01:13 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
A plan to build 111 naval utility helicopters in India under the ‘strategic partnership’ model to replace the navy’s outdated fleet of French-designed Chetak choppers moved forward on Monday
A plan to build 111 naval utility helicopters in India under the ‘strategic partnership’ model to replace the navy’s outdated fleet of French-designed Chetak choppers moved forward on Monday(ANI)

A plan to build 111 naval utility helicopters in India under the ‘strategic partnership’ model to replace the navy’s outdated fleet of French-designed Chetak choppers moved forward on Monday, with the opening of the technical bids of the foreign firms competing for the project.

US firm Lockheed Martin, European Airbus Helicopters and Russian Helicopters are eyeing the ₹21,738-crore project that involves manufacturing the choppers in India in partnership with Indian firms. The project will take several years as several key processes have to be completed, senior officials said.

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