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US Marine Corps CH-53K King Stallion

The USMC ordered 200 CH-53K production aircraft (including the four SDTA aircraft) to stand up 8 active duty, 1 reserve and 1 training squadron to replace the CH-53E Super Stallion


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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 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

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 Passed Defense Acquisition Board, 04-Apr-17 : The CH-53K King Stallion successfully passed its Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) review and achieved a Milestone C decision that enables low rate initial production funding

CH-53K Initial Operational Testing by USMC, 20-Oct-16 : U.S. Marines completes its two-week initial operational test period, called OT-B1, with the new CH-53K King Stallion helicopter at Sikorsky’s Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida

CH-53K Helicopter: Chronicles from the Cockpit, 26-May-16 : Pilots from Sikorsky and the USMC explain how the CH-53K King Stallion feels during flight

Marine Corps Pilot Flies New CH-53K King Stallion, 21-Dec-15 : Lt Col Jonathan Morel became the first U.S. Marine to fly the new CH-53K helicopter at Sikorsky s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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