Navy looks to enter block buy for CH-53K airframes

By Nick Wilson / April 15, 2024 at 11:11 AM
The Navy is asking Congress for the authority to enter into a block-buy contract during fiscal years 2025 or 2026 for up to 37 CH-53K helicopter airframes, according to a legislative proposal submitted by the Defense Department on Friday. Pentagon cost estimates indicate the block buy would achieve a $135 million savings compared to single-year contracts for the CH-53K program, which will replace the legacy CH-53E aircraft and play an important role in Marine Corps and Navy operations. The proposal...

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