CH-53K program failed to properly implement IP strategy, Naval Audit Service finds

By Aidan Quigley / December 14, 2021 at 12:55 PM
The Marine Corps' CH-53K program did not properly implement its intellectual property strategy, which will limit competition during the sustainment phase of the program, a recent Naval Audit Service report found. The program also did not incorporate modular open systems architecture into the helicopter’s design, the report found. Inside Defense obtained the report , dated Sept. 21, under the Freedom of Information Act. The CH-53K is the Marine Corps’ new heavy-lift helicopter and is undergoing initial operational test and...

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