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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

CH-53K Lifted a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), 06-Feb-18 : A CH-53K lifted a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). Using the single point hook, hovered up to 100 feet/31 meters for 10 minutes while carrying the 18,870 pound/8,500 kilograms vehicle

CH-53K First Dual Point External Load, 21-Dec-17 : The CH-53K King Stallion performed first dual point external load. The four prototypes have logged more than 650 flight hours to date.

CH-53K Arrived to PAX in First Cross Country Flight, 05-Jul-17 : The CH-53K completes its first extended “cross country” flight from Sikorsky Facility at West Palm Beach, FL to Patuxent River Naval Air Station, MD to begin testing flights

German Companies Visit CH-53K Facility, 05-Jul-17 : Sikorsky is actively pursuing German companies to support the CH-53K in Germany at all stages of its life cycle for the Luftwaffe “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) Program

CH-53K King Stallion High Speed Flight, 30-Nov-16 : The CH-53K King Stallion prototype helicopter achieved a 170 knot flight

CH-53K King Stallion Completes First 27K Lift, 23-Jun-16 : The CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed an external lift of a 27,000 pound / 12,246 kgs payload at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Test Center in West Palm Beach, Florida

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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

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