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Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Navy Awards Sikorsky Contract To Build Six More CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters

The Six Helicopters Are Part Of 200 Aircraft Program Of Record

The CH-53K has flown more than 2,000 flight hours validating the aircraft's performance, including testing on a ship and in both hot and cold environments. This year, the helicopter completed air-to-air refueling with a 27,000-lb. external load demonstrating its ability to enable heavy-lift transport from sea to shore. Sikorsky will build six additional production CH-53K King Stallion helicopters under a new contract for the US Navy. The aircraft will further support the U.S. Marine Corps in its mission to conduct expeditionary heavy-lift assault transport of armored vehicles, equipment and personnel to support distributed operations deep inland from a sea-based center of operations.

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Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Non-Deployed Naval Aviation Units Hold Safety Stand Down After Accidents

An F/A-18E Super Hornet Crash And A T-6B Texan II Crash Are The Basis For This Decision

It's been a tough week for Naval aviation... Vice Adm. Kenneth Whitesell, Commander, Naval Air Forces, directed all non-deployed U.S. Navy aviation units to conduct a safety stand down Oct. 26. This stand down provides an opportunity for aviation commands to focus on how to further improve operational risk management and risk mitigation across the Naval Aviation enterprise. This safety stand down follows an F/A-18E Super Hornet crash near Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake on Oct. 20, in which the pilot ejected safely, and a T-6B Texan II crash in Foley, Alabama, on Oct. 23, in which the two-person aircrew did not survive. No civilians were injured as a result of either incident. Navy statements noted that, "The safety of our personnel and our local communities is a top priority we take all aviation incidents extremely seriously. We remain the greatest aviation force in the world and are committed to learning fr

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