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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.

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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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