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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[…]

Sikorsky delivers the 7th CH-53K helicopter to Marine Corps

STRATFORD, CONN., July 14, 2022 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), delivered the third Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) CH-53K helicopter ahead of contract schedule to the Marine Corps. This aircraft, built in Sikorsky’s digital factory, is the first CH-53K King Stallion from the Lot 2 LRIP contract awarded by the U.S. Navy in 2019, Leer másSikorsky delivers the 7th CH-53K helicopter to Marine Corps[…]

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[…]

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[…]

US Marines supported Cobra Gold in Gulf of Thailand

Story by Lt. John Stevens. USS Green Bay (LPD 20) GULF OF THAILAND (March 3, 2022) – USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit supported the at-sea phase of Cobra Gold (CG) 22 alongside ships from the Royal Thai Navy from Feb. 28 to March 3. Cobra Gold Leer másUS Marines supported Cobra Gold in Gulf of Thailand[…]

Navy awards to Sikorsky 9 additional CH-53K for Marine Corps

STRATFORD, Conn., Feb. 03, 2022 – Sikorsky will build nine additional CH-53K King Stallion helicopters to Marine Corps at a lower unit price than previous lot buys. Prioritizing affordability and utilizing advanced manufacturing techniques, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), will build this nine additional CH-53K™ aircraft at a lower unit price front previous lots, Leer másNavy awards to Sikorsky 9 additional CH-53K for Marine Corps[…]

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