India Potentially Key Driver For Military Helo Market | 印度潜在的军用直升机市场关键驱动力

Despite delays caused by budgetary constraint, the Indian Navy has tentatively begun the process of recapitalizing its rotary-wing inventory, replacing legacy types like the Sea King and Chetak.
Credit: Indian Navy


In April, the Indian Navy issued a Request for Information (RFI) covering a planned lease of 24 utility helicopters over the next five years. The move is the latest attempt by the service to kickstart an extensive modernization of its rotary-wing fleet that has been planned for years but repeatedly delayed by budgetary constraints.


Meanwhile, the Indian Navy has another long-overdue requirement, only partially fulfilled, to acquire 123 multirole naval helicopters to replace the service’s Sea King and Ka-27 fleets. 


If budgetary obstacles can be overcome, the Navy’s requirements and additional planned Army and Air Force projects have the potential to make India a key driver of demand in the military rotary-wing market over the next decade. 

Aviation Week Network - 航空周刊已经确定了未来十年印度272架新型直升机的需求竞标机会,占同期全球所有开放式竞标机会的近1/5。

Aviation Week Network has identified open opportunities for the supply of 272 new-build helicopters to India over the next decade, representing almost one in five of all open global opportunities over the period.