17 May '18, 12am

The Corps just received its first CH-53K King Stallion

The Corps just received its first CH-53K King Stallion

The Corps took delivery of its first CH-53 King Stallion heavy lift helicopter at the New River air station in North Carolina on Wednesday. The CH-53K is one of the most powerful helicopters across the Defense Department and is capable of lifting nearly three times the weight of its predecessor, the CH-53E. But the King Stallion isn’t slated to be operational until sometime in 2019. The helicopter delivered by Sikorsky has further testing to undergo with the Corps. The Corps will take first delivery of ‘most powerful helicopter in the Defense Department’ in May The new CH-53 King Stallion will be handed over to the Marines for further testing, and will be operational by 2019. By: Shawn Snow “The helicopter’s arrival to New River enters it into the Supportability Test Plan where U.S. Marines will conduct a logistical assessment on the maintenance, sustainment and overall av...

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