GAO: CH-53K program faces further cost increases, schedule not 'fully credible'

By Aidan Quigley / March 5, 2021 at 12:26 PM
The Marine Corps' CH-53K helicopter program faces further cost increases due to the overlap between testing and procurement and an unreliable schedule, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Thursday. The CH-53K is set to replace the Marine Corps' legacy CH-53E helicopters, but the program has faced lengthy delays and ballooning program costs due to technical issues. The House Armed Services Committee asked GAO to review the program. GAO's analysis determined that the program schedule is unreliable as it...

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