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    NEWS | Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion in Sikorsky Helicopters
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    CH-53K Degraded Visual Environment Testing


    The CH-53K prototype carried out degraded visual environment (DVE) testing at US Army Yuma Proving Ground last month

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    CH-53K Degraded Visual Environment Testing


    Helis, October 29, 2018 - The CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter began degraded visual environment (DVE) testing at the U.S Army Yuma Proving Ground in September 2018.

    The CH-53K has the ability to get in and out of critical situations quickly, reducing exposure of its passengers and crew in hostile environments.

    The Sikorsky CH-53K is a general redesign of the CH-53E Super Stallion which first entered service with the US Marine Corps in the early 1980s. The main improvements are new engines and redesigned cockpit layout. The King Stallion, as is known, has over twice the lift capacity and radius of action of the CH-53E and a wider cargo hold that allows carry a Humvee internally.

    A Degraded Visual Environment affect aircraft operations and flight safety. Helicopter flight crews can lose outside world visual references in critical mission phases such as take-off and landing and/or cause a reduction in the situation awareness.

    Types of in-flight visibility restrictions includes Brownout (due to dust or sand), whiteout (by snow) and water spray.

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    Aircraft mentioned in this article :
    Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion 168781     ( Sikorsky Helicopters )

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