Marine Corps' CH-53K program completes operational testing

By Audrey Decker / March 18, 2022 at 12:12 PM
The Marine Corps' CH-53K program completed initial operational test and evaluation earlier this month and is on track to be operational this year. Initial operational capability will be achieved when the first Marine Corps squadron receives four CH-53Kaircraft with combat-ready personnel and support equipment, including spares, repair support and training curriculum, according to program spokeswoman Megan Wasel. The CH-53K is the Marine Corps’ new heavy-lift helicopter expected to replace the legacy CH-53E helicopter. Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky is the program’s...

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