Senate authorizers want Navy to explore a CH-53K derivative

By Justin Katz  
June 13, 2018 at 9:51 AM
Senate authorizers want the Navy to explore creating a derivative of the Marine Corps' new heavy-lift helicopter to provide capabilities lost when the Navy's MH-53E Sea Dragons retire, according to the report accompanying the committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill. The CH-53E Super Stallion is the Marine Corps' legacy heavy-lift helicopter. The CH-53K King Stallion is the replacement aircraft expected to reach initial operational capability in 2019. The MH-53E is similar to the Super Stallion but...

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