America Marines will acquire further coaching alternatives getting ready them to function the Sikorsky CH-53K heavy carry helicopter. The plane is the most trendy and highly effective helicopter in Division of Protection stock able to transferring troops and tools from ship to shore, and to increased altitude terrain, extra rapidly and successfully than ever earlier than. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will present a further Containerized Flight Coaching Gadget (CFTD) to the U.S. Navy with choices for 3 extra underneath the phrases of a latest contract award. This follows up on the success of the primary coaching machine delivered in 2020 to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Flight crews will practice on the total scope of Marine Corps heavy carry missions, together with exterior carry operations, utilizing the full-mission flight simulator that additionally replicates the varied environmental circumstances during which the plane is prone to fly. The coaching gadgets embrace a full cockpit for the plane operated by a pilot and co-pilot, an teacher working station in addition to a quick/debrief room. The latest coaching gadgets will embrace upgrades that enhance system efficiency, enhance value financial savings, and extra carefully align to the CH-53K plane for elevated coaching realism. By this new effort, Lockheed Martin helps the Marine Corps develop confirmed and demanding CH-53K Flight Coaching with coaching functionality to extra Marines.

Commercial

Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift cargo helicopter

The Marine Corps achieved Preliminary Operational Functionality (IOC) for the CH-53K in April following a profitable check interval that resulted in over 3,000 mishap free hours flown in difficult environments and terrain. The CH-53K CFTD offered the potential to coach mission situations which had been then accomplished throughout Preliminary Operational Check & Analysis (IOT&E). They embrace:
Day and evening air-to-air refueling
Air-to-air refueling with 27,000 lb. exterior load
Sea trials with over 350 landings
Operation in Degraded Visible Environments

The Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion (Sikorsky S-95) is a heavy-lift cargo helicopter designed and produced by Sikorsky Plane. The King Stallion is an evolution of the lengthy operating CH-53 sequence of helicopters which have been in steady service since 1966, and options three uprated 7,500 shp (5,590 kW) engines, new composite rotor blades, and a wider plane cabin than its predecessors. It’s the largest and heaviest helicopter within the U.S. navy. America Marine Corps plans to obtain 200 helicopters at a complete value of $25 billion. The CH-53K King Stallion is a heavy carry helicopter, being a normal redesign of the previous CH-53E, the principle enhancements being the brand new engines and cockpit structure. It has over twice the carry capability and radius of motion of the CH-53E, and a wider cargo maintain to permit it to hold a Humvee internally.