Sikorsky Snags $1.13B Deal To Build 12 CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters

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 - CH-53K Helicopter

Sikorsky – CH-53K Helicopter

“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.”

Sikorsky said the CH-53K is the only sea-based, long range, heavy-lift helicopter in production and will provide three times the lift capability of its predecessor. It will conduct expeditionary heavy-lift transport of armored vehicles, equipment and personnel to support distributed operations deep inland from a sea-based center of operations.

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