germany Luftwaffe

German Air Force

2010 to present


  • Luftwaffe CH-53G
  • Luftwaffe CH-53G

Transferred from the Army. Originally built by VFW in the 1970s and upgraded by Eurocopter from 1999.
Airbus Helicopters to upgrade 40 to the CH-53GA standard. These and other 26 of the G/GS type to remain in service until 2030.


On December 2017, German Air Force "Schwerer Transporthubschrauber" (STH) program was approved. Plans to buy 45 to 60 new heavy-lift helicopters expecting to issue request for information by second half of 2018. Contract expected to be awarded in mid-2020 and deliveries to begin in 2023.

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YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2013/    HSG64 Laupheim

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