Vehicle lift

CH-53K King Stallion BuNo 168782 (c/n EDM-4) successfully lifted, and sat down, a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) during a demonstration at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland on January 18. Using the single point hook, the helicopter hovered up to 100 feet for approximately 10 minutes while carrying the 18,870lb vehicle.“This was a first-of-its-kind event for both the CH-53K and JLTV programmes,” said US Marine Corps Colonel Hank Vanderborght, PMA-261’s program manager for H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopters. The JLTV family of vehicles are the Army and Marine Corps’ replacement for the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle dubbed the Hummer. Alexander Mladenov