Tue, Dec 26, 2006
New Heavy-Lift Chopper For USMC
Aero-News learned Monday Sikorsky Aircraft has selected General
Electric Aviation to provide the new CH-53K heavy lift helicopter's
main engines. Sikorsky is developing the CH-53K for the United
States Marine Corps (USMC).
The three-engine CH-53K will replace the CH-53E Super Stallion
helicopter. The GE38-1B engine planned for the CH-53K is a
derivative of the CFE738 commercial turbofan engine and the US Navy
T407 turboprop engine.
The CH-53K contract and subsequent planned production program
could lead to the manufacture of 156 aircraft.
The current Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft is the
largest, most powerful maritime helicopter in the world. The Navy
deploys them from amphibious assault ships to transport personnel
and equipment, and to carry external cargo.
Upgrades slated for the CH-53K include performance, maintenance
and survivability enhancements, and reduced operation and support
Based in Stratford, CN, Sikorsky Aircraft bills itself as a
world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing, and service.
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