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    German Heavy Lift Helicopter Replacement Program




    Germany Heavy Lift Helicopter STH programme

    The German Air Force Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH) Heavy Lift Helicopter Competition was launched to replace the Luftwaffe CH-53G helicopters. The program was scheduled to be awarded around mid-2020 with first deliveries by 2023.

    Main contenders are the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion and Boeing with a Chinook Extended Range (ER) variant based on an upgraded CH-47F

    On September 2020 was announced the offers received from Lockheed-Martin (Sikorsky) and Boeing where too expensive.
    On December 2020, Germany abandoned direct negotiations and requested a FMS contract to the U.S. Government


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