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    Sikorsky Helicopters CH-53K King Stallion

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    CH-53K Training Devices Suite, 20-May-23 : #simulators Pilots and maintainers have access to trainers for the US Marine Corps’ new CH-53K King Stallion helicopter, including Lockheed Martin’s containerized flight training device (CFTD), helicopter emulation maintenance trainer (HEMT), and composite maintenance trainer (CMT)

    Marines CH-53K Deliveries on Track, 14-Feb-23 : #deliveries Sikorsky delivered two CH-53K King Stallions to MCAS New River in December 2022 making 9 helicopters of this model now in service with squadron HMH-461

    Full Rate Production Approved for CH-53K, 24-Dec-22 : #FRP US Marine Corps new heavy lift helicopter, the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion, entered Full Rate Production (FRP). Squadrons transition continues on schedule and Full Operational Capability (FOC) is expected for FY2029

    First Connecticut-Built Sikorsky CH-53K, 28-Sep-21 : #Connecticut Sikorsky celebrated the first Connecticut built CH-53K in a ceremony at its Stratford facility. Part of 200 helicopters for the US Marine Corps. First operational deployment planned for 2024

    CH-53K Initial Operational Test and Evaluation, 10-Aug-21 : #CH53K The Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion, US Marine Corps future heavy lift helicopter, officially enters Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E)

    Cabin Rack Assemblies for CH-53K, 07-May-21 : #CH53K CPI Aerostructures Inc from New York receives a follow-on order from Spirit AeroSystems to build cabin rack assemblies for the Sikorsky CH-53K helicopter to be operated by the US Marine Corps

    Sikorsky Rheinmetall Expands Partnership, 10-Feb-21 : #CH53K Sikorsky and Rheinmetall expand German industrial partnership of the CH-53K for the Armed Forces Heavy Transport Helicopter (STH) competition. Bavarian company Reiser strengthens education and training of maintenance staff

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    2015     168778: 01 Sikorsky YCH-53K prototype Engineering Development Model 1 (+
    2016     168779: 02 joined flight test program
    2016     168780: 03 YCH-53K EDM-3 f/f 21jun16 at Sikorsky Development Flight Tes+
    2016     168781: 04 YCH-53K EDM-4 f/f 31aug16; pictured (pic1)
    US Navy 168781: asg HX-21, Pax River lifted a for the first time a Joi+
        169019: SDTA-1 Apr18; Sikorsky
    US Marine Corps 169019:

    York, SC. Loud. Shook my house. 2350 ft from the ground+
        169020: SDTA-2, Sikorsky
    US Marine Corps 169020:

    pictured during ops with USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7)

    lifts F-35C at Pax River
    2018     169021: SDTA-3; Sikorsky
    US Marine Corps 169021: USMC d/d at MCAS New River, NC; first CH-53K delivered+

    began operational test at MCAS New River, NC

    pictured recovering MH-60S at Mt Hogue, CA

    flying at around 200 feet at intense angles, really nic+
        169022: SDTA-4 Sikorsky
    US Marine Corps 169022: VMX-1 /MV-008

    pictured aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7)
        No longer with this org.

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