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  • Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

    Derived from S-80 H-53E

    News about Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

    Six CH-53K Lot 4 Ordered, 29-Oct-20 : US Navy signed $550M order for six Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 4 CH-53K King Stallion for the US Marine Corps to be delivered in 2024. Part of 200-aircraft program, the USMC has now 24 helicopters ordered

    CH 53K Upgrade Tested at Yuma Proving Ground, 16-Sep-20 : Marines future heavy lift helicopter, the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion, completed extensive developmental testing under degraded visual environment (DVE) at the US Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) to verify updates made in the flight control software

    CH-53K King Stallion First Time at Sea, 25-Jun-20 : #USSWasp The future USMC heavy lift helicopter, the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion, completed first sea trials aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1)

    CH-53K First Simulator Ready, 04-May-20 : #simulator Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in Jacksonville, NC has the first Containerized Flight Training Device (CFTD) simulator for the USMC future heavy lift helicopter Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

    CH-53K Completed Air Refueling Tests, 13-Apr-20 : #refueling Marines future heavy lift helicopter, the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion, completed first air-to-air refueling test from a KC-130J Hercules tanker over the Chesapeake Bay

    Engine Integration Issues on CH-53K Resolved, 17-Dec-19 : #ExhaustGas State-of-the-art computational modeling helped a joint team design a validated solution to mitigate Exhaust Gas Re-ingestion on the CH-53K King Stallion, the future US Marine Corps heavy-lift helicopter

    CH-53K Active Training Controls by Stirling, 06-Dec-19 : #CH53K Stirling Dynamics developed and delivered the first set of CH-53K active controls to NAVAIR in Patuxent River, MD to be used in the aircraft testing

    CH-53K Tested Chaff and Flare Dispensers, 01-Nov-19 : #CH53K Sikorsky successfully completed the first test of the integrated chaff and flare dispensers in the CH-53K helicopter

    Logistics Center in Germany for CH-53K Promised, 29-Oct-19 : Sikorsky and Rheinmetall plan construction of CH-53K helicopter logistics and fleet management center with numerous high-tech jobs at Leipzig/Halle Airport if selected in the Germany’s “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) heavy lift helicopter program

    New Hangar at MCAS New River for CH-53K, 12-Oct-19 : #NewRiver The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) has a new hangar at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, NC for the new CH-53K King Stallion helicopters slated to arrive in the near future

    CH-53K Formally Enters Germany’s STH Competition, 30-May-19 : Sikorsky and its Germany industry partners, including Rheinmetall, formally presented the CH-53K to the German Air Force “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) competition

    CH-53K First Contract Covers 12 Helicopters, 19-May-19 : #CH53K The US Navy, as the organization responsible for USMC aircraft acquisitions, signed $1.3B contract for first 12 of eventually 200 CH-53K. Known as Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 2 and 3, will be delivered in 2022

    CH-53K Progress: Chronicles Through the Eyes of Test Pilot, 07-May-19 : #CH53K Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion if the future US Marine Corps heavy lift helicopter. Check out its recent accomplishments

    CH-53K Production Contract Expected Soon, 11-Apr-19 : #CH53K After restructuring effort that sought to re-balance risk and reward between the government and contractor, Lockheed-Martin expected to sign production contract for new Marines helicopters CH-53K “in the next coming weeks”

    Twenty-Two CH-53K in Production, 03-Nov-18 : #CH53K The first 22 Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion helicopters for the USMC are currently in production

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