CH-53K King Stallion

USMC CH-53K refuels from KC-130 while transporting F-35 between test sites

USMC CH-53K refuels from KC-130 while transporting F-35 between test sites

USMC CH-53K transporting F-35 between test sites Taken on Apr. 24, 2024 the impressive photos in this post show a… Read More

3 months ago

Marine Infantry Rifleman tells why (except the VH-60 White Hawks flown by HMX-1) the USMC doesn’t use the Black Hawk Multirole Helicopter

The Black Hawk Multirole Helicopter The Black Hawk is the military's most versatile helicopter, suited for a variety of missions,… Read More

5 months ago

CH-53K King Stallion lifts F-35C Lightning II in external load test

The F-35C and rigging weighed about 22,000 pounds. The CH-53K is currently cleared to conduct a 27,000-pound external lift and… Read More

1 year ago

CH-53K King Stallion approved for Full Rate Production and deployment

The CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter has entered Full Rate Production and its deployment phase. The CH-53K King Stallion… Read More

2 years ago

US Marine Corps Declares Initial Operational Capability Of Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

The US Marine Corps (USMC) declared Initial Operational Capability for the CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter. The US Marine… Read More

2 years ago

Sikorsky RAIDER X competitive prototype for US Army’s FARA is more than 85 percent complete

The Sikorsky RAIDER X competitive prototype (CP) for the US Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) is more than 85… Read More

2 years ago

Israel to purchase twelve CH-53K heavy lift helicopters and two additional KC-46 tanker aircraft

The Defense Ministry has signed an agreement with the US government to acquire twelve CH-53K helicopters and two additional Boeing… Read More

3 years ago

CH-53K King Stallion first fleet mission was a tough operation to lift a MH-60S Knighthawk at 12,000 ft

VMX-1’s CH-53K detachment quickly examined the environmental conditions and conducted a quick feasibility assessment of support and determined that the… Read More

3 years ago

Marines receive CH-53K first Trainer Simulator

The Containerized Flight Training Device provides realistic cockpit or system displays (i.e. visual resolution, tactile, spatial, audio, and functionality) and… Read More

4 years ago

CH-53K King Stallion demonstrates long-range logistic support capabilities with first, successful air refueling tests

The 4.5 hour test was accomplished over the Chesapeake Bay with a KC-130J aerial refueling (AR) tanker. The CH-53K King… Read More

4 years ago

Israeli Air Force CH-53 Yas’ur Crash-Lands in Negev Desert. All Crew Members Uninjured

A technical malfunction that led to a fire in the engine caused the CH-53 Yas'ur to come down near Kibbutz… Read More

5 years ago

That time Kenny Loggins Witnessed Emergency Beach Landing of a USMC CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopter

“I walked out there and said, ‘You’re in the ‘Danger Zone,’" Kenny Loggins. Taken on Apr. 15, 2015 the impressive… Read More

5 years ago

Sikorsky Secures Contract To Build 12 LRIP CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters

The CH-53K is the only aircraft able to provide the USMC with the heavy-lift capability it needs to meet future… Read More

5 years ago

Pentagon is trying to determine if CH-53K can be replaced by CH-47

The Department of Defense is assessing whether the CH-47 can replace the CH-53K that the Marines intend to purchase. A… Read More

5 years ago

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,… Read More

5 years ago

Sikorsky awarded contract to support CH-53E Super Stallion and MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters for the USMC And U.S. Navy

The contract will provide the vital and affordable support to the entire fleet until the introduction of the replacement aircraft,… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago