Special K: Six Things to Know about the World’s Only True Heavy Lift Helicopter
A legacy is not built overnight. It’s forged from the operational success of legends who flew the path before us. The CH-53K — the only true heavy lift helicopter in production — builds on Sikorsky’s 50-year legacy of heavy lift solutions and is ready to serve militaries around the world.
Imagine delivering critically needed combat support to remote regions. Flying at extended ranges with a full cabin of troops, and supplies and munitions in tow. Navigating degraded visual environments (DVEs) with pinpoint accuracy. Serving as the anchor point for diverse, multinational missions like humanitarian aid, casualty evacuation, combat search and rescue and more.
There’s only one place that delivers such vast capability right at your fingertips – the cockpit of the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion. That’s what makes the K so special.
Hear from our pilot and learn more about the K’s growing legacy:
1. True Heavy Lift Capability
2. Introducing the Smart Helicopter
3. King Stallion – We Mean Horsepower
4. Big Data Meets the Heavy Lifter
5. Brownout Conditions Are No Match for the K
The CH-53K is a modern helicopter that integrates the latest rotor-wing technologies like fly-by-wire flight controls. The all-new aircraft is designed to operate in searing desert heat, arctic cold and everything in between. Fly-by-wire flight controls increase its safety, reliability and reduce pilot workload for all-weather operations — including DVEs — as tested at the U.S Army Yuma Proving Ground.
6. Strengthening International Partnerships
Investment in the CH-53K benefits not only the United States, but also its international allies. The K is ready to serve both domestically and abroad, enabling the Marines and militaries worldwide to move troops and equipment from ship to shore – higher, quicker and more effectively than ever before.