Sikorsky has recently been awarded a $435 Million Dollar contract from the US Navy. This New contract is an add on the the already 3.5 Billion Dollar COntract awarded to Sikorsky in 2006 to produce four CH-53K Prototypes for evaluation.
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Merged. Thanks for the article, Justin.
According to the US Navy the prototype first flight was delayed again until later this year while gearbox issues and other problems are sorted out.
On Wednesday October 28, 2015 at the Sikorsky Aircraft Development Flight Center the successful first flight of the U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter prototype, known as Engineering Development Model-1 (EDM-1). The 30-minute flight signals the beginning of a 2,000-hour flight test program using four test aircraft.
Concept from a while back envisioning the external load capacity
Another big maintenance hog.
retroistic wrote:Another big maintenance hog.
What do you expect from a platform designed to carry out these kind of tasks? Form follows function.