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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

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 Completes Critical Flight Envelope Expansion, 07-Mar-18 : The CH-53K completed an external lift of a 36,000 lbs / 16 Ton payload achieving a maximum weight on the single center point cargo hook. This is three times the external load of its predecessor

Sikorsky and MTU Partner for a German CH-53K, 01-Mar-18 : MTU will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul of the CH-53K engines if the helicopter is selected by the German Air Force

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    2015     168778: Sikorsky YCH-53K prototype Engineering Development Model 1 (+
    2016     168779: YCH-53K EDM-2 f/f 22jan16; 14mar16 joined flight test progr+
    2016     168780: YCH-53K EDM-3 f/f 21jun16 at Sikorsky Development Flight Tes+
    2016     168781: YCH-53K EDM-4 f/f 31aug16; pictured (pic1)
United States Naval Aviation 168781: 18jan18 asg HX-21, Pax River lifted a for the first tim+
        169019: SDTA-1 Apr18; Sikorsky
        169020: SDTA-2; Sikorsky
    2018     169021: SDTA-3; Sikorsky
US Marine Corps 169021: USMC d/d 16may18 at MCAS New River, NC; first CH-53K de+
        169022: SDTA-4 Sikorsky

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