ILA Berlin Air Show
CH-53K Makes its International Debut
April 25 – 29 | Berlin, Germany | ExpoCenter Airport
In collaboration with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Sikorsky is bringing the CH-53K helicopter to ILA Berlin Air Show. This historic milestone marks the King Stallion’s international debut, and the very first time this heavy lifter will display its capability to the German public. The aircraft’s presence at the show reinforces our strong partnerships with our European allies and German industry. It also shows the helicopter is mature, in production and already demonstrating how it will provide the U.S. Marine Corps with the modern, unparalleled heavy lift capabilities needed to complete their rigorous missions.
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A 50 YEAR LEGACY OF HEAVY LIFT SOLUTIONS
The CH-53K King Stallion advances Sikorsky’s 50 years of manufacturing and operational success with its CH-53A, CH-53D/G, and CH-53E predecessors. Built to thrive on the modern battlefield, including shipboard operations, the CH-53K aircraft is designed to be intelligent, reliable, low maintenance and survivable in the most austere and remote forward operating bases.
The CH-53K helicopter has been designed and built to the exacting standards of the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and will serve as its critical land and sea based logistics connector. The new heavy lifter will allow the U.S. Marine Corps and international militaries to move troops and equipment from ship to shore, and to higher altitude terrain, more quickly and effectively than ever before.
21ST CENTURY DESIGN
DESIGNED WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART DIGITAL TOOLS
FLY-BY-WIRE FLIGHT CONTROLS REDUCE PILOT WORKLOAD
HIGH-EFFICIENCY 4TH GEN COMPOSITE ROTOR BLADES
LOW-MAINTENANCE ELASTOMERIC ROTOR HEAD
INTEGRATED VEHICLE HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (IVHMS) LIFE-CYCLE MANAGEMENT
LIGHTER, STRONGER COMPOSITE AIRFRAME STRUCTURE
SINGLE, DUAL AND TRIPLE EXTERNAL CARGO HOOK CAPABILITY
POWERFUL NEW ENGINES
External Cargo Handling
A Cabin for All Heavy Lift Missions
See the King Stallion Take Flight
Built in Connecticut.
Built in Connecticut, the Sikorsky CH-53K is the latest in the Company’s proud helicopter legacy. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, takes pride in the vital role that manufacturing in America plays in improving lives around the world.