Marine Corps prepares for initial CH-53K deployment in 2025

By Nick Wilson / April 3, 2023 at 2:41 PM
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The Marine Corps is targeting 2025 for its initial CH-53K King Stallion deployment, while the heavy lift helicopter's maker, Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky, looks to ramp up production to a rate of two aircraft per month. “Part of the primary element of operating in the littoral environment is the logistics aspects of it, and the CH-53K is purpose-built to be the logistics backbone for the Marine Corps and forces operating in that region,” Col. Kate Fleeger,...

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