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 world’s only true heavy lift helicopter – builds on Sikorsky’s 50-year legacy of heavy lift solutions.
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 (DVE) 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.
Let’s 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. That New Helicopter Smell
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.
Now that you’re more familiar with what makes the K so special, stay tuned to see the helicopter make its international debut at the ILA Berlin Air Show, April 25 – 29.