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Engine Integration Issues on CH-53K Resolved, 17-Dec-19 : #ExhaustGas State-of-the-art computational modeling helped a joint team design a validated solution to mitigate Exhaust Gas Re-ingestion on the CH-53K King Stallion, the future US Marine Corps heavy-lift helicopter

CH-53K Active Training Controls by Stirling, 06-Dec-19 : #CH53K Stirling Dynamics developed and delivered the first set of CH-53K active controls to NAVAIR in Patuxent River, MD to be used in the aircraft testing

CH-53K Tested Chaff and Flare Dispensers, 01-Nov-19 : #CH53K Sikorsky successfully completed the first test of the integrated chaff and flare dispensers in the CH-53K helicopter

Logistics Center in Germany for CH-53K Promised, 29-Oct-19 : Sikorsky and Rheinmetall plan construction of CH-53K helicopter logistics and fleet management center with numerous high-tech jobs at Leipzig/Halle Airport if selected in the Germany’s “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) heavy lift helicopter program

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

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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: asg HX-21, Pax River lifted a for the first time a Joi+
    169019: SDTA-1 Apr18; Sikorsky
    169020: SDTA-2; Sikorsky
2018     169021: SDTA-3; Sikorsky
US Marine Corps 169021: USMC d/d at MCAS New River, NC; first CH-53K delivered+
    169022: SDTA-4 Sikorsky

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