First CH-53K LRIP deliveries delayed by more than a year

By Mallory Shelbourne / June 3, 2020 at 4:03 PM
The Navy will receive its first low-rate initial production aircraft for the Marine Corps' new heavy-lift helicopter program more than a year late, according to a new watchdog report. The Government Accountability Office in a report published today said the Navy will receive the first two LRIP CH-53K King Stallions in September of 2021 instead of the previously scheduled July 2020 delivery. "Program officials stated they have intentionally stalled production in order to incorporate changes needed to fix technical issues...

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