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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[…]

Marines and Navy fly together manned H-1 and unmanned MQ-8C aircraft

Story by Maj. Jorge Hernandez | Communication Directorate Washington, D.C. – Marines from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron One (VMX-1) and Navy sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC-23) teamed up fly together manned H-1 and unmanned MQ-8C aircraft, with the objective to conduct tactics development integrating manned-unmanned rotorcraft. The exercise has been Leer másMarines and Navy fly together manned H-1 and unmanned MQ-8C aircraft[…]

Marine Corps CH-53K King Stallion conducts offshore exercises

Story by Maj. Jorge Hernandez. Communication Directorate HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS – Marines from Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron One (VMX-1) conducted over-the-horizon heavy lift and troop transport ship-to-shore operations aboard CH-53K King Stallion helicopters over the Atlantic Ocean, Nov. 19, 2021. These exercises are a critical component of the Marine Corps’ future force operating Leer másMarine Corps CH-53K King Stallion conducts offshore exercises[…]

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