Marine Corps CH-53K transports light armored vehicle during ship-to-shore testing

By Aidan Quigley / December 3, 2021 at 3:53 PM
The Marine Corps conducted over-the-horizon heavy lift and troop transport operations using a CH-53K for the first time, the service announced Friday. Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron One (VMX-1) used a CH-53K to transport a 27,000-pound light armored vehicle (LAV-25) from the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima (LHD-7) to a landing zone on shore during testing which took place Nov. 19-21 over the Atlantic Ocean. “The troop transport evolution evaluated the King Stallion’s ability to move troops over-the-horizon...

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