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Mission Commander (Ret) for the first HITRON Patrick Merrigan

Video by Cmdr. Ace Castle Interview and edition by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Stanton In this documentary series the Coast Guard spoke with the Cmdr. (Ret) Patrick Merrigan who was the Mission Commander for the first HITRON (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron). Merrigan retired as a USCG Commander with 30 years of military service. He Leer másMission Commander (Ret) for the first HITRON Patrick Merrigan[…]

Navy expands CH-53K training with additional simulators

ORLANDO, Fla — Lockheed Martin will provide an additional Containerized Flight Training Device (CFTD) to the US Navy for the CH-53K King Stallion with options for another three more under the terms of a recent contract award. This follows up on the success of the first training device delivered in 2020 to Marine Corps Air Leer másNavy expands CH-53K training with additional simulators[…]

US Navy deploys MQ-8C Fire Scout to Indo-Pacific

SAN DIEGO – May 23, 2022 – The US Navy autonomous helicopter system MQ-8C Fire Scout, by Northrop Grumman Corporation, made its second operational deployment and first deployment to the Indo-Pacific Area of Responsibility, aboard USS Jackson (LCS-6), providing military commanders greater maritime intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting (ISR&T) capability. “The MQ-8C Fire Scout is Leer másUS Navy deploys MQ-8C Fire Scout to Indo-Pacific[…]

Marine Corps declares the IOC of Sikorsky CH-53K

STRATFORD, Conn., April 25, 2022 — The U.S. Marine Corps declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter, validating the platform’s operational readiness to forward deploy Marines and equipment across the globe. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) designed and manufactures the CH-53K, which enables the U.S. Marine Corps and international Leer másMarine Corps declares the IOC of Sikorsky CH-53K[…]

Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion completes Marines IOT&E

STRATFORD, Conn., April 5, 2022 — Demonstrating its advanced capabilities in the fleet environment, the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter completed IOT&E (Initial Operational Test & Evaluation) test vignettes paving the way for the expected declaration by the Marines of Initial Operational Capability (IOC) later this year and a Full Rate Production decision in 2023. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Leer másSikorsky CH-53K King Stallion completes Marines IOT&E[…]

Lockheed Martin delivery the 500th C-130J Super Hercules

MARIETTA, Ga., March 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hercules aircraft history reaches a milestone again with the announcement that Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently has delivered the 500th C-130J Super Hercules airlifter. This Super Hercules (Lockheed Martin aircraft #5934) is a C-130J-30 aircraft assigned to the 130th Airlift Wing located at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base in Charleston, West Leer másLockheed Martin delivery the 500th C-130J Super Hercules[…]

Northrop Grumman starts full production Link-16 for Bell H-1

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – March 9, 2022 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $65 million contract by the Navy to execute the full rate production of Link-16 for the Marine Corps Bell H-1 fleet, composed by AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters, which will involve the integration of data link hardware Leer másNorthrop Grumman starts full production Link-16 for Bell H-1[…]

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