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  • Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

    Derived from S-80 H-53E

    News about Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

    VMX-1 Conducting Flight Tests of CH-53K, 26-Feb-21 : #CH53K Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron VMX-1 completed more than 25 flight hours in the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion since testing began last January 15

    Israel Selects CH-53K, 26-Feb-21 : #Israel Israel MoD announced selection of the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion over the Boeing CH-47 Chinook as replacement of their heavy-lifting helicopters CH-53 Yasur

    Sikorsky Rheinmetall Expands Partnership, 10-Feb-21 : #CH53K Sikorsky and Rheinmetall expand German industrial partnership of the CH-53K for the Armed Forces Heavy Transport Helicopter (STH) competition. Bavarian company Reiser strengthens education and training of maintenance staff

    Triumph to Provide Parts for CH-53K LRIPs, 31-Jan-21 : #CH53K Triumph Group in Pennsylvania will provide the dampening systems and blade fold actuation aircraft components for the low-rate initial production (LRIP) 1 and 2 future USMC heavy lift helicopter CH-53K King Stallion

    First Fleet Flight for CH-53K, 20-Jan-21 : #FleetFlight VMX-1 flew the first non-developmental flight of the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion, the future US Marine Corps’ heavy-lift helicopter.

    Marines CH-53K Simulator Ready, 02-Dec-20 : #simulator Containerized Flight Training Device (CFTD), Helicopter Emulation Maintenance Trainer (HEMT) and Composite Maintenance Trainer (CMT) for the Marines future heavy helicopter CH-53K King Stallion are ready in MCAS New River

    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

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