Rheinmetall and Sikorsky signed a strategic teaming agreement for competing in the German Air Force "Schwerer Transporthubschrauber" (STH) Program.
"With Rheinmetall as the strategic partner for Sikorsky, we are convinced that together we provide the best possible state-of-the-art aircraft for the German Air Force as successor for the legacy CH-53G fleet," said Armin Papperger Rheinmetall CEO.
Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky is competing with Boeing which is offering its CH-47 Chinook in Germany’s plans to buy 45 to 60 new heavy-lift helicopters worth nearly 4 billion Euros ($4.72 billion).
Sikorsky and Rheinmetall will look to introduce more German teammates in the weeks to come. The team will leverage and build upon the deep knowledge and expertise of the German defense industry.
The CH-53K King Stallion advances Sikorsky's 50 years of manufacturing and operational success of its CH-53A, CH-53D/G, and CH-53E. The CH-53K aircraft is an all-new aircraft, designed to ensure reliability, low maintenance, high availability and enhanced survivability in the most austere and remote forward operating bases.
The U.S. Marine Corps will field the CH-53K as a fully-operational aircraft in 2019. By the time Germany receives its first aircraft, the CH-53K will have been in service with the U.S. Marine Corps for five years. The CH-53K provides the German Armed Forces with a proven heavy lift helicopter that can be entered into service seamlessly without need for upgrades for the next several decades.
Lockheed Martins Sikorsky Aircraft business unit won $55 million for four CH-53K Sea Stallion maritime helicopters. "Sikorsky Aircraft Corp
The German government has requested pricing and availability to buy 41 CH-53K King Stallion helicopters from US. “The Germans have started to communicate the need to replace the CH-53G in their heavy-lift program,” Mike Torok, Sikorskys CH-53K program vice president, said in a joint briefing with his Marine Corps counterpart, Col
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp today has achieved first flight of the US Marine Corps' CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter protoype, known as Engineering Development Model-1 (EDM-1). The 30-minute flight indicates the beginning of a 2,000-hour flight test program using four test aircraft, the company announced Tuesday
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp has begun full system testing of the U.S
Exelis has won a $34 million contract from Sikorsky to produce major structural airframe components for four production-representative CH-53K heavy lift helicopters. Designated as System Demonstration Test Articles (SDTA), the four aircraft will enable the US Marine Corps to conduct operational evaluation of the new helicopter system beginning in 2017
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, announced its German industrialization plan for competing in the German Air Force "Schwerer Transporthubschrauber" (STH) Program with its heavy lift helicopter, the CH-53K King Stallion. Rheinmetall Group, which has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Sikorsky, will lead in-service support for the CH-53K
Rheinmetall has won a contract worth multi-million euros to install state-of-the-art sensor and advanced command and control technology to protect a new naval port for an international customer. The installation of sensors and advanced command and control technology will protect the equipment from unauthorized access, damage and sabotage
Germany plans to sign a letter of intent with France to jointly develop a new maritime patrol aircraft later this month. German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen and her French counterpart Florence Parly plan to sign a letter of intent on 27 April, German Navy said in a statement last Friday
The State Department approved sale to Germany of MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for an estimated cost of $2.50 billion
Rheinmetall has integrated the MELLS antitank guided missile into the Marder 1A5 infantry fighting vehicle of the German army. Following successful conclusion of the study phase, the German Bundeswehr subsequently ordered 44 MELLS retrofit kits, which were delivered in December 2017
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with HABCO Industries to supply ground support equipment products for the maintenance, servicing and manufacturing production of Sikorsky helicopter products. The announcement was made at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo
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