sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion


Derived from s-80 H-53E

2014        


CH-53K King Stallion


Model History:

CH-53K King Stallion
Formelly known as CH-53X, the CH-53K is a general redesign of the CH-53E with new engines, new cockpit layout and a wider cargo hold to allow it to carry a Humvee internally resulting in over twice the lift capacity and radius of action of the previous variant.

Selected by the US Marine Corps in 2006, which has 227 on order, was expected to began flight testing by 2011 but was deferred to 2014.

The CH-53K is scheduled to achieve its Initial Operating Capability (IOC) in FY2018.

On May 2013 a $435M contract was awarded for the construction of four System Demonstration Test Article aircraft prototypes (SDTA).

As of June 2013, program expected 196 CH-53K to be produced.

On May 5, 2014 took place the roll-out presentation ceremony where it was unveil the aircraft name King Stallion.





News about this Model:

Sikorsky / USMC unveils CH-53K King Stallion, 05-May-14 : West Palm Beach, Florida - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., today officially unveiled the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter, the next generation in the CH-53 type series that the U.S. Marine Corps expects to begin operational service in 2019.

Donaldson completes delivery of EAPPS for CH-53K, 05-May-14 : NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Donaldson Aerospace & Defense has completed delivering system development versions of its Engine Air Particle Protection System (EAPPS) to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s CH-53K program that will provide the next-generation heavy-lift helicopter for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Ground Tests of CH-53K with Rotor Blades Begins, 01-May-14 : Stratford, Connecticut - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., has begun full system testing of the U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K heavy lift helicopter with all seven main rotor blades and four tail rotor blades attached for the first time to a non-flying prototype called the Ground Test Vehicle (GTV).

CH-53K tested for airframe structural strength, 10-Apr-14 : STRATFORD, Conn. - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp, has successfully completed an initial series of tests required by the Naval Air Systems Command to verify the structural strength of the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter.

Exelis to supply CH-53K key components, 25-Feb-14 : SALT LAKE CITY - Exelis has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $34 million from Sikorsky to produce major structural airframe components for four production-representative CH-53K heavy lift helicopters.

  • 10-Feb-14 - CH-53K ground test prototype power up
  • 31-Oct-13 - Initial Tests of First Rotor Blades for CH-53K
  • 01-Oct-13 - CH-53K with Kratos maintenance training system
  • 05-Sep-13 - CPI Aero cabin components for the CH-53K
  • 27-Jun-13 - Spirit AeroSystems to work on CH-53K prototypes
  • 06-Jun-13 - Sikorsky to build 4 CH-53K test prototypes
  • 08-Jan-13 - Orbit gets CH-53K electronics subcontract
  • 04-Dec-12 - First CH-53K prototype to ground-based tests
  • 27-Aug-12 - CH-53K GE38 Turboshaft Engine Test Status
  • 16-May-12 - Donaldson delivers first EAPPS unit for the CH-53K
  • 30-Apr-12 - Aurora Delivers Engine Nacelles to CH-53K Program
  • 09-Jan-12 - LORD Corp first shipping for the CH-53K
  • 19-Dec-11 - Northrop Grumman to Support LN-251 INS on the CH-53K
  • 26-Oct-11 - CH-53K Helicopter Systems Engineering Team Receives DoD Top 5 Programs Award
  • 04-Aug-11 - First GE38 Engine Delivered for Marine Corps CH-53K Program
  • 21-Jun-11 - Sikorsky Assembling CH-53K Ground Test Vehicle
  • 22-Mar-11 - CH-53K Helicopter Assembly Line Opens at Sikorsky Florida Facility
  • 03-Aug-10 - CH-53K Helicopter Program Achieves Successful Critical Design Review
  • 06-May-10 - GE38 Completes First Engine to Test Program
  • 06-Aug-09 - Prototype Assembly Looms As First Production Parts Arrive for CH-53K
  • 13-Jan-09 - Key milestone achieved for CH-53K GE38 engine
  • 09-May-07 - Sikorsky Selects CH-53K Fuselage Supplier Team
  • 22-Dec-06 - Sikorsky Aircraft Selects CH-53K Main Engines
  • 29-Jun-06 - Rockwell Collins provide CH-53K Avionics Management System
  • 05-Apr-06 - Sikorsky Awarded $3.0B Development Contract For Marine Corps CH-53K


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