US Navy Asks Sikorsky to Build CH-53K Helicopters

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US Navy Asks Sikorsky to Build CH-53K Helicopters
CH-53K aircraft

The U.S. Navy awarded Sikorsky $550.4 million for six CH-53K King Stallion helicopters.

This modification is for Lot IV low rate initial production and delivery of six CH-53K aircraft and associated aircraft, programmatic and logistics support, rate tooling and physical configuration audits.

Work is expected to be completed in July 2024.

The aircraft will further support the U.S. Marine Corps in its mission to conduct expeditionary heavy-lift assault transport of armored vehicles, equipment and personnel to support distributed operations deep inland from a sea-based center of operations.

The six helicopters are part of 200 aircraft Program of Record for the U.S. Marine Corps, and their addition makes a total of 24 CH-53K production aircraft now under contract. Under the terms of this most recent contract – known as Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 4 – Sikorsky will begin deliveries of the six aircraft in January 2024.

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