Marine Corps: CH-53K helicopter undergoing desert testing after successful sea trials

By Aidan Quigley / September 3, 2020 at 2:23 PM
The CH-53K King Stallion helicopter performed well during its sea trials, which ended in June, and is now undergoing testing in a desert-like environment, according to the Marine Corps. Col. Jack Perrin, the CH-53K’s program manager, told Inside Defense the Marines are testing the helicopters in dust and hot weather in Yuma, AZ. The program first held tests in Arizona in 2018. “They’re out there looking at the aircraft operating in the dust and in the heat,” he said...

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