Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

Derived from S-80 H-53E
2015











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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

CH-53K Degraded Visual Environment Testing, 29-Oct-18 : #DVE The CH-53K prototype carried out degraded visual environment (DVE) testing at US Army Yuma Proving Ground last month

Spirit Delivered Final CH-53K Prototype Fuselage, 08-Jun-18 : #aircraft The sixth and final System Demonstration Test Article (SDTA) CH-53K fuselage completed by Spirit AeroSystems. 200 production helicopters to follow.

First CH-53K Delivered to US Marine Corps, 16-May-18 : Sikorsky delivered the first of an expected 200 CH-53K today to MCAS New River. The King Stallion can carry 27,000 lbs externally over 110 nautical miles, more than triple capacity of the CH-53E

CH-53K Power Transmission System by UTC, 09-May-18 : UTC Aerospace Systems’ Power Transmission Systems business unit is supplying integral technologies for the CH-53K and it was recently named CH-53K Supplier of the Year

Fifth CH-53K Fuselage Delivered, 25-Apr-18 : Spirit AeroSystems delivered the 5th System Demonstration Test Article (SDTA) CH-53K fuselage to Sikorsky. The 6th, and final prototype, is underway

More German Partners for STH CH-53K Team, 18-Apr-18 : German companies participating in the CH-53K proposal for the future Luftwaffe helicopter are Rheinmetall, team leader, MTU, ZF Luftfahrttechnik, Autoflug, HYDRO Systems KG, Rockwell Collins Germany, Jenoptik, Hensoldt, Liebherr and Rohde & Schwarz

CH-53K Historic First Flight in Germany, 12-Apr-18 : The CH-53K in Germany for the ILA 2018 airshow flew its first flight on foreign soil at Holzdorf Air Base

CH-53K Arrives in Germany for International Debut, 28-Mar-18 : For the first time a CH-53K King Stallion has been loaded into a C-17 cargo plane. Was transported to Germany to take part of the ILA Berlin Airshow April 25-29

CH-53K Passed Demo Test, 21-Mar-18 : Marines Combat Logistics Battalion CLB-25 and squadron HX-21 tested the heavy lift capacity of the new CH-53K King Stallion at NAS Patuxent River

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