Pentagon's top weapons tester says all CH-53K deficiencies won't be fixed by IOT&E

February 4, 2020 at 4:16 PM
The Navy will not fix all of the technical issues plaguing the Marine Corps' new heavy-lift helicopter in time for the initial operational test and evaluation stage of the program. Director of Operational Test and Evaluation Robert Behler in his annual report published last week wrote that the CH-53K King Stallion program would include fixes for a majority, but not all, of the technical problems facing the helicopter by the time it enters the IOT&E phase. "The program intends to...

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