Mahindra-Telephonics pitches OceanEye radar for MRH
By SP's Special Correspondent
Photo Credit : US Navy

S-70B ChopperMarch 06, 2013: The new Mahindra-Telephonics joint venture company is pitching the APS-143C(V)3 OceanEye maritime surveillance radar for the Indian Navy's Multirole Helicopter (MRH) in the event that the Sikorsky S-70B Sea Hawk is chosen.

The Telephonics OceanEye has been chosen by the Indian Navy as an aft radar on its fleet of Boeing P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft on recommendation by the US Navy—it is one of two pieces of equipment that the Indian Navy has specifically asked for, that do not come as standard fit on the US P-8A (the other is a magnetic anomaly detector). Technologies on the APS-143 feed into the more advanced APS-153, the radar that features on the Sikorsky-LockheedMartin MH60R multimission helicopter in use with the US Navy, and a prospective front-runner for the Indian Navy's big follow-on for 75 helicopters under the N-MRH programme, expected to be floated this year.