Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin subsidiary, announced that they are producing nine more CH-53K King Stallions for the United States Marine Corps.
Bill Falk, Director of the Sikorsky CH-53K Helicopter Program, said: “By embracing resilient, predictive logistics and sustainability, we allow CH-5K crews to make smarter, faster decisions, increase reliability and improve readiness and material availability by placing less burden on the fleet.”
The aircraft will be manufactured at the Sikorsky headquarters in Stratford, Connecticut, leveraging the company’s digital fabrication and advanced manufacturing processes.
The CH-53K will support the military in its mission to transport armored vehicles, equipment and personnel to support distributed operations inland from a critically important sea-based operations center in the Indo-Pacific region.
In total, Sikorsky delivered five CH-53K King Stallion helicopters to the United States Marine Corps in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and four more are scheduled to be delivered this year.