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$717 Million Contract for CH/MH-53E Support, 05-Nov-18 : #H53E Sikorsky awarded $717 million contract fo performance-based logistics of Marines CH-53E Super Stallion and Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon fleets

Marines AH-1Z and UH-1Y Training in Okinawa, 04-Nov-18 : Naval Air Warfare Center, Training Systems Division selected FlightSafety VITAL 1100 simulators for AH-1Z and UH-1Y to be installed at MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan

Osprey and Sea Dragon on HMS Queen Elizabeth, 11-Oct-18 : #HMSQE Part of her first flight trials (Westlant 18) underway in U.S. eastern coast, HMS Queen Elizabeth received an MV-22B Osprey and a MH-53E Sea Dragon on board

Marines Ordered 29 Lot 15 AH-1Z Viper, 27-Aug-18 : #Viper Bell awarded contract to deliver 29 new Lot 15 AH-1Z Vipers to the US Marine Corps

Camp Pendleton Last AH-1W Super Cobra, 26-Jul-18 : #aircraft Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) Site Camp Pendleton inducted the last Bell AH-1W Super Cobra to undergo the Integrated Maintenance Program (IMP) to keep it mission-ready but in storage

V-22 Osprey Commemorated Historic Year, 25-Jul-18 : #milestone The Bell/Boeing V-22 Osprey celebrates production stability beyond 2024

Fuel Additive Experiment During RIMPAC 2018, 18-Jul-18 : #fuel Expeditionary Mobile Fuel Additization Capability (EMFAC) used by US Marines UH-1Y and AH-1Z during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise

Osprey in Iraq and Syria with the CTJF-OIR, 17-Jul-18 : #deployment The Marine Expeditionary Unit 26th MEU deployed to Iraq with MV-22B Ospreys in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CTJF-OIR) conducting maintenance in theatre

First Flight for All US Navy Crew in Osprey, 16-Jul-18 : #milestone Historic flight for the US Navy. For the first time an Osprey tilt-rotor has been flown by an all-Navy crew

AACUS Training with US Marines, 17-May-18 : Aurora’s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) successfully delivered cargo to US Marines during an Integrated Training Exercise at Twentynine Palms, California

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

US Marines in Thailand for Cobra Gold 2018, 13-Feb-18 : US Marines Venom and Viper from HMLA-369 along CH-53E from HMH-466 joined 6 partners nations for the 37th edition of the Cobra Gold exercise in Thailand. CG18 runs February 13-23

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