Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has been awarded a $1.13 billion deal from the U.S. Navy to build 12 production CH-53K King Stallion helicopters.
The helicopters are part of the 200 program of record aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps, the company said.
Under the Low Rate Initial Production Lot 2 and 3 contract, Sikorsky will deliver 12 CH-53K helicopters in 2022. The company will also provide spares and logistical support.
“Sikorsky employees and our nationwide supply chain are ready to ramp up CH-53K production to support deployment of this modern, safe and reliable aircraft in 2023-2024,” said Sikorsky Program Director Bill Falk. “This contract demonstrates the U.S. Marine Corps’ confidence in Sikorsky to expand production of this technologically advanced heavy lift helicopter.”