Sikorsky CH-53K Helicopter

The Modern Solution for

True Heavy Lift

A 50 Year Legacy of Heavy Lift Solutions

The CH-53K King Stallion advances Sikorsky’s 50 years of manufacturing and operational success with its CH-53A, CH-53D/G, and CH-53E predecessors. Built to thrive on the modern battlefield, including shipboard operations, the CH-53K aircraft is designed to be intelligent, reliable, low maintenance and survivable in the most austere and remote forward operating bases.

The CH-53K helicopter has been designed and built to the exacting standards of the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and will serve as its critical land and sea based logistics connector. The new heavy lifter will allow the U.S. Marine Corps and international militaries to move troops and equipment from ship to shore, and to higher altitude terrain, more quickly and effectively than ever before.

The CH-53K Test Flight team has our most experienced and seasoned engineers, pilots, maintainers and support staff. The CH-53K continues to successfully execute key performance, test, and production milestones. We have flown more than 1,200 test flight hours and the CH-53K has achieved key milestones in 2018 such as high altitude, hot temperature, and degraded visual environment flights and we will continue to accomplish test points demonstrating this aircraft’s unmatched capabilities.

CH-53K DVE
CH-53K Update

21ST Century Design

Designed with State-Of-The-Art Digital Tools

Fly-By-Wire Flight Controls Reduce Pilot Workload

Fly-By-Wire Flight Controls Reduce Pilot Workload

High-Efficiency 4th Gen Composite Rotor Blades

High-Efficiency 4th Gen Composite Rotor Blades

Low-Maintenance Elastomeric Rotor Head

Low-Maintenance Elastomeric Rotor Head

Large Cabin

Large Cabin

Integrated Vehicle Health Management System (IVHMS) Life-Cycle Management

Integrated Vehicle Health Management System (IVHMS) Life-Cycle Management

Lighter, Stronger Composite Airframe Structure

Lighter, Stronger Composite Airframe Structure

Single, Dual and Triple External Cargo Hook Capability

Single, Dual and Triple External Cargo Hook Capability

Powerful New Engines

Powerful New Engines

Mission-Ready

The CH-53K helicopter is the best choice for handling missions like humanitarian aid, troop transport, casualty evacuation (CASEVAC), support of special operations forces, and combat search and rescue (CSAR). No matter the mission, the aircraft provides the highest degree of safety for its crew and occupants in all conditions. 
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External Cargo Handling

The CH-53K can carry a 12.200 kg/27,000 lb external load over 204 km /110 nautical miles in high/hot conditions (33°C/91.5°F at an altitude of 914m/3,000 feet), which is more than triple the external load carrying capacity of the CH-53E aircraft.

A Cabin for All Heavy Lift Missions

With its external lift capabilities, and a wider cabin (30 cm/12 in), the CH-53K is the ideal choice for transporting more cargo or troops with fewer trips. The larger cabin is able to carry 463L pallets and High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) which offers flexible configurations for maximum mission effectiveness, and facilitates loading/unloading of cargo without reconfiguring and removing troop seating.
CH-53K cabin
HMV Unload

See the King Stallion Take Flight

Additional Information

Media Contact
Melissa Chadwick
+1 (202) 740-5997
Melissa.a.chadwick@lmco.com

Business Development Contact
+1 (800) WINGED-S (946-4337)
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Built in Connecticut.

Built in Connecticut, the Sikorsky CH-53K is the latest in the Company’s proud helicopter legacy. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, takes pride in the vital role that manufacturing in America plays in improving lives around the world.

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