Navy lowered FY-21 CH-53K buy to address deficiencies, but is now ready to speed up production

By Mallory Shelbourne / March 13, 2020 at 5:31 PM
Though the Navy lowered its fiscal year 2021 request for the Marine Corps' new heavy-lift helicopter because of concerns over numerous deficiencies, the service is now ready to speed up production. The Navy in its FY-20 future years defense program projected purchasing 12 CH-53K helicopters in FY-21, but the FY-21 request is only seeking seven aircraft. The projected buy in FY-22 also decreased from the FY-20 FYDP, from 19 aircraft to 11. Navy acquisition chief Hondo Geurts and Marine Corps...

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