Originally requested by the US Navy as their main Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) helicopter but also used in the most common heavy-lift transport role. Beside retaining the in-flight refueling probe it has big enlarged sponsons to provide greater fuel storage. 47 delivered from 1986 and was also fielded by the Marines years later.
CPI Aero Tow Hook Assemblies for MH-53E, 25-May-17 : CPI Aero contracted by Sikorsky to provide maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services for tow hook assemblies used by MH-53E Sea Dragon, the US Navy’s primary airborne mine countermeasures aircraft
Super Stallions Get Service at FRCSW, 24-May-17 : Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) at NAS North Island, CA maintained and repaired CH-53E Super Stallion still in service with the US Navy and Marines
HM-15 Conducts Annual Training, 18-Oct-16 : US Navy Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fifteen (HM-15) conducted annual airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) training at Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Florida
Mine Warfare Exercise at RIMPAC, 03-Aug-16 : Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico and Chile conducted mine countermeasures training as part of the Southern California portion of exercise Rim of the Pacific RIMPAC 2016 with HM-14’s MH-53E
USNS Lewis B. Puller, Future of Mine Hunting, 16-Jun-16 : US Navy first expeditionary mobile base, USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3) performed airborne counter-mine deployment training with Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron HM-15’s MH-53 Sea Dragon