What will replace the CH-53?
Israel has officially chosen the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter from Sikorsky, now a division of Lockheed Martin, as the replacement for its existing CH-53 type, known in that country as Yasur.
When did the CH-53K come out?
Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
|CH-53 Sea Stallion
|YCH-53: 14 October 1964
How much can a CH-53K lift?
Designed to lift 27,000 lbs/12,247 kg at a mission radius of 110 nautical miles (203 km), in Navy high/hot environments, the CH-53K is capable of lifting almost triple the baseline CH-53E lift capability.
Does the Navy have CH 53s?
The Navy has issued Lockheed Martin-owned Sikorsky a $550.4 million contract modification for the next lot of the Marine Corps’ new heavy-lift helicopter. The Navy awarded Sikorsky the funds for six CH-53K King Stallions as part of lot 4 of the program’s low-rate initial production phase, according to an Oct.
Can a CH 53 lift a tank?
The base-model CH-53E serves both the US Navy and Marines in the heavy-lift transport role. It is capable of lifting heavy equipment, including the eight-wheeled LAV-25 light armored vehicle and the M198 155 mm Howitzer with ammunition and crew.
Can a CH-53 lift a tank?
Where is CH-53K built?
The CH-53K program has five aircraft on the line at Sikorsky facilities in Connecticut and over two dozen in various stages of production. The program will deliver the first low rate initial production aircraft in September 2021.
Is there an update on the CH-53K?
HQMC Aviation is updating the initial force structure laydown for CH- 53K stakeholders to ensure the continued accomplishment of developmental and operational testing and officer and enlisted student training.
What is the Marine Corps CH-53K Aviation Plan?
An Update on the CH-53K: Marine Corps Aviation Plan, 2019 1 MISSION STATEMENT. 2 CH-53 INDEPENDENT READINESS REVIEW. 3 CAPABILITIES: CH-53K. 4 CAPABILITIES: CH-53E. 5 ORGANIZATION. 6 FRS. 7 MANPOWER. 8 RESERVE INTEGRATION. 9 INITIATIVES AND WAY AHEAD. 10 UPGRADES
Is the CH-53E still in the Marine Corps?
The Okinawa Unit Deployment Program (UDP) and its associated MEU will transition to CH-53K shortly after the CONUS- sourced MEUs are transitioned. During the CH-53K transition, CH-53E/K personnel will be segregated to the max extent possible. Once a Marine converts to the CH-53K, that Marine will not go back to the CH-53E.
Where is the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter being built?
The CH-53K is the United States Marine Corps’ (USMC) heavy lift replacement for the CH-53E. Work will take place in Shelton, Connecticut, Stratford, Connecticut and Bohemia, New York. Work will take place in April 2023.