Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

CH-53K King Stallion enters full-rate production

Following a decision made by Frederick J Stefany, the Assistant Secretary of the US Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift transport helicopter formally entered full-rate production (FRP) at the end of 2022

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USMC begins transition to the CH-53K

The US Marine Corps’ Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 has become the first unit to transition from the CH-53E Super Stallion to the new CH-53K King Stallion

CH-53K sale to Israel approved

The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Israel of CH-53K heavy lift helicopters with support and related equipment for an estimated cost of US$3.4bn

US Navy awards Sikorsky CH-53K contract

Sikorsky will build nine more CH-53K heavy lift helicopters under a new contract for the US Navy

Boeing/Sikorsky compete for German CH-53G replacement

US-based manufacturers Boeing Defense and Sikorsky have placed bids to provide the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) with its next-generation heavy-lift helicopter.