NAVAIR: U.S. Navy delivers first Seahawks to Danish Defense

Three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters departed Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s William P. Gwinn Airfield May 10, aboard two C-17 aircraft to join their new home with Air Squadron 723, Karup Air Base in Denmark. This is the first delivery to the Danish Defense, which is replacing their former fleet of British Lynx helicopters with the Seahawk. The … Czytaj dalej

NAVAIR: Mission readiness top priority for heavy lift helicopter community

The Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR) H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopter Program (PMA-261) met in Norfolk Apr. 18 with U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy leaders and maintainers as part of their efforts to increase mission readiness. Both the Navy and Marine Corps have put aviation readiness at the top of their priority list, and Marine … Czytaj dalej

NAVAIR: U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K helicopter completes first external load test

A CH-53K King Stallion, the U.S. Marine Corps’ newest helicopter, completed its first external load flight test Apr. 19 at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s Development Flight Center, suspending, then releasing, a 12,000 lb. load. Further tests will continue to expand the envelope with external payloads of 12,000 pounds flown first in hover, then incrementally increasing speeds … Czytaj dalej

NAVAIR: Long-lead components contract awarded for CH-53K LRIP

The Naval Air Systems Command awarded April 18 a $25 million firm fixed-price advance acquisition contract to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, Conn. for long-lead parts and materials required to build and deliver the first Low Rate Initial Production Lot 1(LRIP-1) of the US Marine Corps CH-53K King Stallion. „All acquisition programs are facing budget pressures … Czytaj dalej