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CH-53K IOC pushed back to 2021 for multiple design deficiencies
CH-53K testers have discovered “airspeed indication anomalies, low reliability of the main rotor gearbox, hot gas impingement on aircraft structures, tail boom and tail rotor structural problems, overheating of main rotor dampers.” The initial operational capability (IOC) date of the CH-53K won’t occur this December, a report from the office...
USMC CH-53 Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters perform impressive formation flight
The contract will provide the vital and affordable support to the entire fleet until the introduction of the replacement aircraft, the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, was awarded a performance-based logistics contract with a value of $717 million. The contract will provide supply and logistics support to the entire fleet of in-service CH-53E Super Stallion and...
Video shows Sikorsky CH-53K completing an external lift of a 36,000-pound payload
The Sikorsky CH-53K can carry a 27,000 lb. external load over 110 nautical miles in high/hot conditions, which is more than triple the external load carrying capacity of the legacy CH-53E aircraft As shown by the interesting video in this post, by completing an external lift of a 36,000-pound payload at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center on Feb. 10, 2018,...
Luftwaffe Senior Officer says the service next heavy-lift helicopter needs to have inflight refueling capability
So far, the CH-53K and CH-47 are seen as potential contenders. However, only the MH-47G has an inflight refueling capability Col Bernhard Martin, a senior Luftwaffe (German Air Force) officer, told Flight Global at Defence IQ International Military Helicopter conference in London on Jan. 31 that the next heavy-lift helicopter for the service needs to be inflight refueling capable. Martin says...
Germany kick-starts process to purchase new heavy-lift helicopters
Lockheed Martin will bid with its massive CH-53K helicopter, while Boeing will seek to sell its smaller twin-rotor CH-47 The top ranking officer of the German Armed Forces, Gen. Volker Wieker, has kick started the process to buy new heavy-lift helicopters for the country, Reuters report. A request for information in fact will be issued in the second half of 2018...
Israeli Air Force could buy CH-53K King Stallion helicopter instead of V-22 Osprey tiltrotor
An other potential candidate to replace the Israeli air force's aged CH-53s by around 2025 include Sikorsky's new CH-53K Flight Global reports that Israel has put a stop to its evaluation of the V-22 tiltrotor. An anonymous source said the Israeli Air Force (IAF) found that the Osprey is unable to replicate some of the tasks currently carried out by the...
USMC CH-53 Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters perform impressive formation flight
This CH-53 Super Stallion formation flight was performed to celebrate attaining the unit’s training requirements for this fiscal year Taken on Sep. 22, 2017 the impressive pictures in this post show CH-53 Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Training Squadron 302 (HMHT-302) conducting a formation flight at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, North Carolina. As...
This particular CH-53K is an Engineering Development and Manufacturing Model, specifically designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the platform throughout the testing process On Jun. 30, the first Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion arrived at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland from Sikorsky’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The U.S. Navy said in a press release that it...
CH-53K IOC pushed back to 2021 for multiple design deficiencies
The CH-53K King Stallion is aimed to replace the CH-53E Super Stallion, which has operated as the backbone of field logistics for the USMC since the mid-1980s On Apr. 4, 2017 the Pentagon has approved the U.S. Navy’s request for the CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter program to enter into the Production and Deployment. “We have just successfully launched the...

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