(India)– In the standard equipment of the MH-60R submarine hunting helicopter sold to India by the US, there is the appearance of the AGM-119 Penguin anti-ship missile (penguin). India received the first submarine hunting helicopters in a series of 24 MH-60Rs that it ordered from the US in 2018 with a total value of $905 million.
The MH-60R is one of the most powerful submarine hunting helicopters in the world because of its high mobility, advanced avionics and large arsenal. Among the standard weapons of this helicopter line is the appearance of the AGM-119 Penguin anti-ship missile.
Penguin is an anti-ship missile developed by Norway’s Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace in the 1970s. After realizing the advantages of this weapon, the US licensed and manufactured it with the designation AGM-119.
The AGM-119 Penguin is the first Western anti-ship missile equipped with an infrared detector.Currently, the missile has been upgraded with an infrared detector, added a GPS reference function, replaced a new generation jet engine and especially a computer capable of performing and processing digital signals.