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Sikorsky awarded $36M more for CH-53K control system updates

Sikorsky awarded $36M more for CH-53K control system updates

15-Jul-2024Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $36,001,144 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001924F0663) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001923G0002). This order procures the non-recurring effort to address hardware obsolescence in the active inceptor system on CH-53K King Stallion production and fielded aircraft for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed... Read more

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing mourns the deaths of 5 Marines in CH-53E mishap

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing mourns the deaths of 5 Marines in CH-53E mishap

6-Feb-2024Source: USMC

Five Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing have been confirmed deceased following a CH-53E helicopter crash on Feb. 6, 2024. Maj. Gen. Michael J. Borgschulte, commanding general of 3rd MAW issued the following statement, “It is with a heavy heart and profound sadness that I share... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $18M more for Israeli CH-53K support

Sikorsky awarded $18M more for Israeli CH-53K support

10-Jan-2024Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded an $18,437,889 modification (P00018) to a previously awarded fixed-price incentive (firm-target), firm-fixed-price contract (N0001920C0047). This modification definitizes a previously awarded change order modification (P00009) and adds scope to provide logistics and airworthiness support for CH-53K Heavy Lift aircraft configuration changes for the government of... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $79M contract for CH-53K config changes

Sikorsky awarded $79M contract for CH-53K config changes

5-Jan-2024Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $79,650,079 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price order (N0001924F0089) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001923G0002). This order provides for updated logistics analysis and products in support of configuration changes on the CH-53K. Additionally this order provides for the development and delivery of new intermediate and... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $168M contract for 21 CH-53K King Stallions

Sikorsky awarded $168M contract for 21 CH-53K King Stallions

4-Jan-2024Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $168,199,286 firm-fixed-price advanced acquisition contract. This contract procures long-lead time materials for 21 full rate production lot 9 CH-53K King Stallion aircraft in support of the Marine Corp. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut and is expected to be completed in March... Read more

GE awarded $19.4M contact for CH-53K Lot 9 engine long-lead items

GE awarded $19.4M contact for CH-53K Lot 9 engine long-lead items

3-Jan-2024Source: US DoD

General Electric Aviation, Lynn, Massachusetts, is awarded a not-to-exceed $19,400,000 firm-fixed-price advanced acquisition contract to procure congressionally mandated long-lead items in support of 63, Lot Nine, full rate production T408 Engines for the CH-53K Helicopter Program for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Lynn, Massachusetts (labor surplus area), and is expected to be... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $29M contract for logistics support of CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $29M contract for logistics support of CH-53K

3-Jan-2024Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $29,405,716 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00005) to an order (N0001922F1198) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification exercises an option to provide logistics support analysis, logistics products and product data, technical publications resulting from production engineering changes, diminishing manufacturing sources, material shortages... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $48M CH-53K Inertial Measurement Unit contract

Sikorsky awarded $48M CH-53K Inertial Measurement Unit contract

19-Dec-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a not-to-exceed $48,257,948 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized order (N00019242573) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001923G0002). This order provides for the redesign of a form, fit, and functional replacement of the CH-53K Inertial Measurement Unit. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected... Read more

Raytheon awarded $8.7M for CH-53K night vision systems

Raytheon awarded $8.7M for CH-53K night vision systems

8-Dec-2023Source: US DoD

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is awarded an $8,716,398 firm-fixed-price modification (P00010) to a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001921F0810) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001920G0007). This modification exercises an option to procure 13 Lot 8 Night Vision System AN/AAQ-44 forward looking infrared kits in support of CH-53K King Stallion helicopter production aircraft. Work will be... Read more

Robertson award $9M contract for CH-53K fuel systems

Robertson award $9M contract for CH-53K fuel systems

8-Dec-2023Source: US DoD

Robertson Fuel Systems LLC, Tempe, Arizona, is awarded a $9,201,145 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract provides for the manufacturing and delivery of seven Delta Install kits, seven Tactical Bulk Fuel Delivery System (TBFDS) Forward Area Refueling Equipment kit inserts/Portable Fire Extinguisher kits and one TBFDS B-Kit, as well as associated non-recurring engineering, in support of the... Read more

RENK Systems awarded $49M contract support of CH-53K King Stallion

RENK Systems awarded $49M contract support of CH-53K King Stallion

27-Nov-2023Source: US DoD

RENK Systems Corp., Camby, Indiana, is awarded a $49,041,711 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract is for the design, development, fabrication, and testing of three test stands to include: one for testing the main gearbox assembly, one for testing the tail/intermediate gearbox assemblies, and one for testing the nose gearbox assemblies, as well as associated logistics, calibration,... Read more

Triumph awarded production contract for CH-53K Rotor Systems

Triumph awarded production contract for CH-53K Rotor Systems

9-Nov-2023Source: Triumph

Triumph Group, Inc. (TRIUMPH) [NYSE:TGI] announced that its Actuation Products & Services business has been awarded a contract from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the CH-53K King Stallion™ rotorcraft. TRIUMPH will provide the main rotor blade fold actuation and dampening systems for lots 7 and 8, including spares. This work will be performed at... Read more

Northrop Grumman awarded $72M support contract  for MV-22B, AH-1Z, UH-1Y, and CH-53K

Northrop Grumman awarded $72M support contract for MV-22B, AH-1Z, UH-1Y, and CH-53K

16-Oct-2023Source: US DoD

Northrup Grumman Systems, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is awarded a $72,839,416 fixed-price incentive (firm-target), cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable contract. This contract provides the necessary hardware and associated technical engineering, management and logistics support for the production and delivery of 51 AN/APR-39 D(V)2 Radar Warning Receiver/Electronic Warfare Management Systems (38 for the Navy, and 13 for the government... Read more

Sikorsky awarded additional $37M for CH-53K rotor hub support

Sikorsky awarded additional $37M for CH-53K rotor hub support

28-Sep-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded $37,079,321 for a not-to-exceed, undefinitized contract action delivery order (N00383-23-F-X952), under previously awarded contract N00383-20-G-X901, for the procurement of four helicopter rotor hubs in support of the CH-53K aircrafts. All work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut. This contract contains no options and work is expected to... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $110M contracts for certain CH-53K parts

Sikorsky awarded $110M contracts for certain CH-53K parts

22-Sep-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded $21,708,974 for a ceiling-priced, undefinitized contract action, delivery order N00383-23-F-X94Z under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00383-20-G-X901 for the procurement of four swashplate assemblies and 28 rotary blade sleeves in support of the CH-53K aircraft. All work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut. This contract contains no options... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $8M contract to repair CH-53K motor controls

Sikorsky awarded $8M contract to repair CH-53K motor controls

8-Sep-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded an $8,390,341 delivery order (N00383-23-F-X94W) under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00383-20-G-X901, for the repair of 17 motor controls and five actuator mechanical control processors in support of the CH-53K aircraft. All work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut. This contract contains no options, and work is... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $2B contract for 35 CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $2B contract for 35 CH-53K

29-Aug-2023Source: Sikorsky

The U.S. Navy awarded Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), a  $2.7 billion contract to build and deliver 35 additional CH-53K® helicopters – the largest procurement to date for this multi-mission aircraft. “This contract award for 35 CH-53K helicopters stabilizes Sikorsky’s nationwide supply base, creates additional production efficiencies, and provides the U.S. Marine Corps with transformative... Read more

HMH-461 crews pass 1,000 operational flight hours milestone in CH-53K

HMH-461 crews pass 1,000 operational flight hours milestone in CH-53K

16-Jun-2023Source: US Marines

U.S. Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461 reached the 1,000 operational-flight hour milestone in the CH-53K King Stallion at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, April 21, 2023. The CH-53K is the Marine Corps’ newest heavy-lift helicopter that is replacing the CH-53E Super Stallion. HMH-461 transitioned from a CH-53E squadron to a CH-53K... Read more

Lockheed Martin outlines CH-53K training device suite

Lockheed Martin outlines CH-53K training device suite

22-May-2023Source: Lcokheed Martin

Lockheed Martin’s suite of CH-53K® training devices, developed concurrently with the King Stallion™ aircraft, is enabling U.S. Marines across the United States to successfully complete their missions. Ready for Anything The containerized flight training device, or CFTD, is a portable full-mission flight simulator that allows flight crews to train on the full scope of heavy... Read more

GE awarded $683M contract for 169 CH-53K engines

GE awarded $683M contract for 169 CH-53K engines

1-May-2023Source: US DoD

General Electric Aviation, Lynn, Massachusetts, is awarded a $683,716,135 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the production and delivery of 169 T408-GE-400 (T408) turboshaft engines, to include 65 full rate production Lot 8 (54: Navy, 11: government of Israel); 51 full rate production Lot 7 (39: Navy, 12: government of Israel); and 53 low rate initial production... Read more

Sikorsky Delivers 2 More CH-53K to US Marine Corps

Sikorsky Delivers 2 More CH-53K to US Marine Corps

14-Feb-2023Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), delivered two CH-53K helicopters to the U.S. Marine Corps in the final quarter of 2022. These CH-53K heavy lift helicopters join the seven already in operation at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina. “Sikorsky’s employees are using advanced technologies to manufacture the CH-53K helicopter, which... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $42M contract for CH-53K test tooling

Sikorsky awarded $42M contract for CH-53K test tooling

1-Feb-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $34,045,729 firm-fixed-price modification (P00003) to an order (N0001922F2312) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification exercises an option to provide validation and test tooling in support of achieving a production quantity at full rate of up to 24 CH-53K aircraft... Read more

US Marines’ new helicopter easily lifts F-35

US Marines’ new helicopter easily lifts F-35

26-Jan-2023Source: US Marines

A non-flyable F-35C Lightning II airframe is flown as part of a CH-53K King Stallion external load certification lift Dec. 13, 2022, at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. The structure is from the first F-35C carrier variant aircraft, CF-1, a former developmental flight test jet from the Patuxent River F-35 Integrated Test Force (ITF).... Read more

US Navy Approves Full-Rate Production For Sikorsky CH-53K

US Navy Approves Full-Rate Production For Sikorsky CH-53K

4-Jan-2023Source: Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Navy declared full rate production of the Sikorsky CH-53K® helicopter, a decision that is expected to increase production to more than 20 helicopters annually in the coming years. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), is procuring long-lead items and critical materials to support building full rate production CH-53K helicopters in its digital... Read more

FRCE conducts test run of CH-53K engine disassembly

FRCE conducts test run of CH-53K engine disassembly

8-Dec-2022Source: FRCE

Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) recently opened a new chapter in the depot’s engine program with its first disassembly of the T408 engine, which powers the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter. The three-day disassembly was a dress rehearsal of sorts, as it gave stakeholders in the T408 engine program an opportunity to ensure everything from technical... Read more

Raytheon awarded $9M contract to procure CH-53K Night Vision System

Raytheon awarded $9M contract to procure CH-53K Night Vision System

5-Dec-2022Source: US DoD

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is awarded a $9,033,623 modification (P00006) to a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001921F0810) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001920G0007). This modification exercises an option to procure 10 Lot 7 CH-53K helicopter Night Vision System AN/AAQ-44 forward looking infrared kits for the Navy. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $280M contract for long-lead CH-53K work

Sikorsky awarded $280M contract for long-lead CH-53K work

2-Nov-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a not-to-exceed $280,946,361 firm-fixed-price modification (P00004) to a previously awarded contract (N0001922C0004). This modification exercises an option to procure long lead items in support of full rate production Lot 8, CH-53K aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be... Read more

Magellan Aerospace Awarded Multi-Year Contract From Sikorsky

Magellan Aerospace Awarded Multi-Year Contract From Sikorsky

13-Oct-2022Source: Magellan Aerospace

  Magellan Aerospace Corporation (“Magellan”) announced a contract award from Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (“Sikorsky”), a Lockheed Martin Company for low rate initial production (LRIP) of assemblies to support the production of the CH-53K® LRIP configuration helicopter. The multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement will be delivered from Magellan’s New York facility commencing in 2023. The contract consists... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $26M contract to install the data transfer unit for CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $26M contract to install the data transfer unit for CH-53K

5-Oct-2022Source: US DoD

  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $26,985,285 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00010) to an order (N0001919F2972) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification adds scope for the initial and final technical directive to install the data transfer unit and Defensive Electronic Countermeasure System Replacement Phase III ARC-210... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $15M contract for H-53K damper assembly

Sikorsky awarded $15M contract for H-53K damper assembly

30-Sep-2022Source: US DoD

  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $15,640,004 firm-fixed-price delivery order (N00383-22-F-X91Y) under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00383-20-G-X901 for the procurement of the damper assembly used on the H-53K aircraft. All work will be performed in Redmond, Washington. This contract contains no options and work is expected to be completed by December... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $9M contract for hub assembly of H-53K

Sikorsky awarded $9M contract for hub assembly of H-53K

30-Sep-2022Source: US DoD

  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $9,090,376 ceiling-priced order, undefinitized contract action for the procurement of the hub assembly used on the H-53K aircraft. All work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and work is expected to be completed by September 2026, with no option periods. Working capital (Navy) funds in the... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $13M contract for tail gearbox assembly of H-53K

Sikorsky awarded $13M contract for tail gearbox assembly of H-53K

29-Sep-2022Source: US DoD

  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $13,211,280 ceiling-priced order, undefinitized contract action for the procurement of the tail gearbox assembly used on the H-53K aircraft. All work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed by February 2026, with no option periods. Working capital (Navy) funds in the... Read more

CH-53K completes first exercise

CH-53K completes first exercise

15-Sep-2022Source: US Marine

  Arid, hot air sits heavy over the mountains. Soon, the autumn winds will sweep the lands to chase away the heat, but before they can, the chop of helicopter rotor blades can be heard through the valleys. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461 has been here before, but never with the latest innovation in... Read more

US Navy Expands CH-53K Training With More Simulators

US Navy Expands CH-53K Training With More Simulators

18-Aug-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

  The United States Marines will gain additional training opportunities preparing them to operate the Sikorsky CH-53K heavy lift helicopter. The aircraft is the  most modern and powerful helicopter in Department of Defense inventory capable of moving troops and equipment from ship to shore, and to higher altitude terrain, more quickly and effectively than ever... Read more

Sikorsky Delivers CH-53K® To US Marine Corps

Sikorsky Delivers CH-53K® To US Marine Corps

15-Jul-2022Source: Sikorsky

  Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), delivered the third Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) CH-53K helicopter ahead of contract schedule to the U.S. Marine Corps. This aircraft, built in Sikorsky’s digital factory, is the first CH-53K from the Lot 2 LRIP contract awarded by the U.S. Navy in 2019, and the seventh overall delivered... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $32M contract for CH-53K flight training device

Sikorsky awarded $32M contract for CH-53K flight training device

11-Jul-2022Source: US DoD

  Sikorsky Aircraft Co., a Lockheed Martin Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $32,645,168 firm-fixed-price order (N6134022F7009) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order procures one CH-53K containerized flight training device (2F243-2) based on low-rate initial production Lot 4 configuration in support of CH-53K phase II training system efforts.  Work will be... Read more

FRCE moves into future with new blade balancing system

FRCE moves into future with new blade balancing system

20-Jun-2022Source: FRCE

  Rotor blades for the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter that arrive for rework at Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) will be balanced on a new system that will save about $18 million by eliminating the need for building a new testing facility. Helicopter rotor blades must be balanced to reduce vibration that can place stress... Read more

WHI Announces Sikorsky CH-53K© Cockpit Escape Hatches and Transition Kit Awards

WHI Announces Sikorsky CH-53K© Cockpit Escape Hatches and Transition Kit Awards

17-Jun-2022Source: WHI

  WHI Global, LLC (“WHI”), an integrated manufacturer of metal and composite structures for the aerospace & defense industry, has been selected by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company to produce the Cockpit Escape Hatches, Transition to Cabin Joining Kit and Transition to Tail Rotor Pylon Joining Kit for the CH-53K© Heavy Lift Helicopter. The contract... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $185M contract  scope to procurement and delivery of two CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $185M contract scope to procurement and delivery of two CH-53K

1-Jun-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded an $185,694,050 fixed-price incentive firm modification P00010 to a previously awarded contract (N0001920C0047).  This modification adds scope to procurement and delivery of two unfunded priority list CH-53K Heavy Lift Aircraft under low rate initial production Lot six. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut... Read more

Sikorsky awarded a $23M contract for support of Israeli CH-53K fleet

Sikorsky awarded a $23M contract for support of Israeli CH-53K fleet

24-May-2022Source: US DoD

  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a not-to-exceed $23,785,233 undefinitized firm-fixed-price order (N0001922F2233) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order provides non-recurring engineering in support of the development of an exportable variant to the Marine Corps baseline CH-53K aircraft for the government of Israel. Work will... Read more

USMC declares Initial Operational Capability of CH-53K

USMC declares Initial Operational Capability of CH-53K

26-Apr-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Marine Corps declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter, validating the platform’s operational readiness to forward deploy Marines and equipment across the globe. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) designed and manufactures the CH-53K, which enables the U.S. Marine Corps and international militaries to move troops and equipment... Read more

Sikorsky granted $27M contract for support of CH-53K Production

Sikorsky granted $27M contract for support of CH-53K Production

13-Apr-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $27,378,339 firm-fixed-price order (N0001922F2312) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order procures rate tooling and non-recurring engineering in support of achieving a production quantity at full rate of up to 24 CH-53K aircraft per year. Work will be performed in Stratford, and... Read more

Marines Complete CH-53K® Initial Operational Test & Evaluation Test Vignettes

Marines Complete CH-53K® Initial Operational Test & Evaluation Test Vignettes

7-Apr-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

Demonstrating its advanced capabilities in the fleet environment, the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter completed Initial Operational Test & Evaluation test vignettes (IOT&E) paving the way for the expected declaration by the U.S. Marine Corps of  Initial Operational Capability (IOC) later this year and a Full Rate Production decision in 2023. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company... Read more

Sikorsky contracted for $52M of Long Lead items for Israeli CH-53K order

Sikorsky contracted for $52M of Long Lead items for Israeli CH-53K order

23-Mar-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a not-to-exceed $52,467,855 firm-fixed-price modification (P00002) to a previously awarded contract (N0001922C0004).  This modification adds scope to procure long lead items in support of full rate production, Lot 7, CH-53K aircraft for the government of Israel. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and... Read more

Albany picked to produce CH-53K Aft Transition assembly

Albany picked to produce CH-53K Aft Transition assembly

3-Mar-2022

Albany International Corp. (NYSE: AIN) announced today that its subsidiary Albany Engineered Composites (AEC) has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft to produce the complete CH-53K Aft Transition assembly in a competitively bid 10-year long term agreement (LTA) covering Lots 7 through 14. Long-lead funding is already underway to support the schedule and the contract is... Read more

CH-53K test team wins DON T&E award

CH-53K test team wins DON T&E award

3-Mar-2022Source: NAVAIR

The CH-53K King Stallion test team, part of the Heavy Lift Program Office, PMA-261, is the recipient of the Department of the Navy Test and Evaluation Working Integrated Product Team (WIPT) award for 2021. The 18-person WIPT will be honored in a virtual ceremony this spring. According to the award announcement the team, “demonstrated superior... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $684M Lot 6 contract for nine CH-53Ks

Sikorsky awarded $684M Lot 6 contract for nine CH-53Ks

24-Feb-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $684,950,963 fixed-price incentive (firm target) modification (P00006) to a previously awarded contract (N0001920C0047). This modification exercises options for the production and delivery of nine low rate initial production, Lot 6, CH-53K heavy lift aircraft, as well as associated aircraft programmatic and logistical support.... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $101M contract for CH-53K long lead items for Lot 7 production

Sikorsky awarded $101M contract for CH-53K long lead items for Lot 7 production

24-Feb-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a not-to-exceed $101,883,324 firm-fixed-price modification (P00001) to a previously awarded contract (N0001922C0004). This modification adds scope to procure long lead items for full rate production, Lot 7, CH-53K aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed in December... Read more

Sikorsky Secures Contract to build CH-53K™ for Israel

Sikorsky Secures Contract to build CH-53K™ for Israel

18-Feb-2022Source: Sikorsky

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will produce 12 CH-53K heavy lift helicopters for Israel under a U.S. Navy Foreign Military Sales (FMS) agreement. This production announcement is for the first four of 12 aircraft for Israel and is on the heels of a contract to produce nine more aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps. The signed... Read more

First production contract for CH-53K ballistic armor systems awarded

First production contract for CH-53K ballistic armor systems awarded

16-Feb-2022Source: Point Blank Enterprises

The Protective Group (TPG), a Point Blank Enterprises Company has received the first production contract for CH-53K ballistic armor systems. TPG has successfully finalized the engineering and qualification phase in support of the United States Marine Corps CH-53K helicopter platform. TPG is providing a high-performance lightweight composite crew protection kit integrated into various locations of... Read more

US Navy contracts for nine more CH-53K

US Navy contracts for nine more CH-53K

7-Feb-2022Source: Sikorsky

Prioritizing affordability and utilizing advanced manufacturing techniques, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), will build nine additional CH-53K™ aircraft at a lower unit price than previous lot buys, resulting in significant savings for the U.S. government and taxpayers. The company’s experienced supply chain coupled with its active digital approach drives speed and affordability throughout... Read more

HMH-461 Conducts Re-designation Ceremony

HMH-461 Conducts Re-designation Ceremony

2-Feb-2022Source: US Marine Corps

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461 held a re-designation ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, Jan. 24, 2022. The squadron received its first CH-53K King Stallion, and the ceremony signified the beginning of the Marine Corps’ modernization from the CH-53E Super Stallion to the CH-53K King Stallion in support of the... Read more

Raytheon awarded $8.6M contract modification for CH-53K night vision work

Raytheon awarded $8.6M contract modification for CH-53K night vision work

14-Jan-2022Source: US DoD

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is awarded an $8,638,884 modification (P00002) to a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001921F0810) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001920G0007). This modification exercises an option to procure nine Night Vision System AN/AAQ-44 Forward Looking Infrared kits for Lot 6 CH-53K production aircraft. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and is... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $30M for CH-53K Data Concentrator Unit and Blade Fold work

Sikorsky awarded $30M for CH-53K Data Concentrator Unit and Blade Fold work

13-Jan-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a not-to-exceed $30,506,177 undefinitized cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001922F1147) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order provides non-recurring engineering efforts for the integration, testing, and qualification of the re-designed Data Concentrator Unit (DCU) and Blade Fold Distributor (BFD) units that will mitigate component... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $29M for CH-53K logistics support work

Sikorsky awarded $29M for CH-53K logistics support work

12-Jan-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $29,457,101 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001922F1147) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order procures logistics support analysis and products resulting from production engineering changes and diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages to include technical publications, logistics support analysis and logistics product data in support... Read more

Marine CH-53Ks partner with the Navy to test future force operating concepts

Marine CH-53Ks partner with the Navy to test future force operating concepts

7-Dec-2021Source: US Marine Corps

In a first for the Marine Corps, Marines from Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron One (VMX-1) conducted over-the-horizon heavy lift and troop transport ship-to-shore operations aboard CH-53K King Stallions over the Atlantic Ocean, Nov. 19-21. These exercises are a critical component of the Marine Corps’ future force operating concepts, such as expeditionary advanced base... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $31M order for CH-53K countermeasures work

Sikorsky awarded $31M order for CH-53K countermeasures work

25-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $31,158,091 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00008) to an order (N0001919F2972) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification exercises an option to provide non-recurring engineering to include, investigation, systems engineering support, risk analysis and integration development in support of the Data Transfer Unit... Read more

Sikorsky awrded another $8M for CH-53K tooling

Sikorsky awrded another $8M for CH-53K tooling

19-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded an $8,069,745 firm-fixed-price modification (P00060) to a previously awarded contract (N0001916C0048). This modification exercises an option to provide for the production and delivery of CH-53K tooling and supplier rate tooling, as well as management through final acceptance, ensuring the program can meet aircraft production... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $14M for config settings to CH-53K test aircraft

Sikorsky awarded $14M for config settings to CH-53K test aircraft

21-Oct-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $14,102,675 modification (P00001) to a firm-fixed-price order (N0001921F0718) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification exercises options to procure four retrofit kits and associated system engineering support for the incorporation of 34 deployable configuration changes into CH-53K System Demonstration Test Article 1-4... Read more

Air Industries Group wins $5.2M contract for CH-53K chaff pods

Air Industries Group wins $5.2M contract for CH-53K chaff pods

15-Oct-2021Source: Air Industries Group

Air Industries Group (“Air Industries” or the “Company”), an integrated manufacturer of precision assemblies and components for leading aerospace and defense prime contractors, is pleased to announce that its Sterling Engineering subsidiary has been awarded a new Long-Term Agreement (LTA) to deliver “Chaff Pods” for the new CH-53K heavy lift helicopter. Based on existing orders... Read more

Raytheon awarded $16M contract for night vision systems on CH-53K

Raytheon awarded $16M contract for night vision systems on CH-53K

29-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is awarded a $16,582,394 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001921F0810) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001920G0007). This order procures 15 Night Vision System AN/AAQ-44 Forward Looking Infrared kits; six for Lot 4 and nine for Lot 5 CH-53K production aircraft. In addition, this order procures production assets, technical support, and parts... Read more

First CH-53K handed over to US Marine Corps

First CH-53K handed over to US Marine Corps

29-Sep-2021Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, today celebrated the first Connecticut-built CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter that will be delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps. This helicopter, which moves more troops and cargo more rapidly  from ship to shore, was the first all digitally designed helicopter. The CH-53K’s digital thread runs from design through production, maintenance, and sustainment,... Read more

CH-53K King Stallion logs first successful fleet mission

CH-53K King Stallion logs first successful fleet mission

16-Sep-2021Source: NAVAIR

The CH-53K King Stallion successfully recovered a Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter from Mount Hogue in the White Mountains of California on Sunday, September 5. The two-day operation was the first official fleet mission for the Marine Corps’ new heavy lift capability, which is in the midst of Initial Operational Test and Evaluation with Marine Operational... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $48M parts LRIP order for CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $48M parts LRIP order for CH-53K

2-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $48,064,287 firm-fixed-price order (N0001921F0709) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order procures eight spare part and management and delivery of parts in support of the CH-53K low rate initial production configuration aircraft.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut (64.24%);... Read more

US Foreign Military Sale of CH-53K to Israel

US Foreign Military Sale of CH-53K to Israel

5-Aug-2021Source: US State Dept

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Israel of CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters with Support and related equipment for an estimated cost of $3.4 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Israel... Read more

US Navy contracts for nine more CH-53Ks

US Navy contracts for nine more CH-53Ks

28-Jun-2021Source: US Navy

A contract to build nine CH-53K™ King Stallion™ helicopters with an additional contract option for nine more aircraft was awarded to Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company on June 25. The Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Lot 5 contract will deliver nine aircraft in 2024 as part of a 200 aircraft program of... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $73M contract for MRO of CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $73M contract for MRO of CH-53K

22-Jun-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $73,221,421 modification (P00008) to firm-fixed-price order N00019-21-F-0434 against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0029.  This modification adds scope to procure 362 spare parts and support required for the repair and maintenance of the CH-53K low rate initial production configuration aircraft.  Work will be... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $9M contract for engineering and project management of CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $9M contract for engineering and project management of CH-53K

14-Jun-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $9,493,860 firm-fixed-price order (N0001921F0434) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order provides systems engineering and program management services in support of CH-53K low rate initial production Lots 5 and 6 aircraft rate tooling. Work will be performed in Rochester, United... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $17M modification on CH-53K LRIP contract

Sikorsky awarded $17M modification on CH-53K LRIP contract

18-May-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $17,273,575 modification (P00003) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N0001920C0047). This modification adds scope to provide production system engineering and program management support in support of CH-53K aircraft low-rate initial production. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be... Read more

US Navy Acting Secretary visits Sikorsky

US Navy Acting Secretary visits Sikorsky

12-Apr-2021Source: CT Insider

The Acting Secretary of U.S. Navy Thomas Harker visited Sikorsky in Stratford on Wednesday to see the production of CH-53K King Stallion helicopters, which the aircraft company is manufacturing for Navy use. The tour followed a visit by Harker to General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Naval Submarine... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $9M contract for modifications to the CH-53K Training Device

Sikorsky awarded $9M contract for modifications to the CH-53K Training Device

18-Mar-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $9,788,692 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price order (N61340-21-F-7002) against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0029.  This order provides for modifications and updates to the CH-53K 2F243-1 Containerized Flight Training Device. Additionally, this order provides flight test data analysis required to update and validate the CH-53K flight... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $155M contract to provide components for  6 CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $155M contract to provide components for 6 CH-53K

15-Mar-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $155,240,914 modification (P00002) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price advanced acquisition contract N00019-20-C-0047.  This modification exercises an option to provide long lead parts and components in support of nine Lot Six CH-53K aircraft.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be... Read more

Israel selects CH-53K from Sikorsky over CH-47F from Boeing

Israel selects CH-53K from Sikorsky over CH-47F from Boeing

1-Mar-2021Source: Globes

Israel’s Ministry of Defense and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have chosen to procure Lockheed Martin’s CH35K as its new heavy-lift helicopter, preferring it to Boeing’s CH-F47 Chinook. See Full Story.... Read more

GE awarded $21M contract for T408 engines for CH-53K

GE awarded $21M contract for T408 engines for CH-53K

17-Feb-2021Source: US DoD

General Electric Aviation, Lynn, Massachusetts, is awarded a $21,095,294 firm-fixed-price modification (P00016) to previously awarded contract N00019-18-C-1007.  This modification procures 4 T408-GE-400 turboshaft spare engines and various spare engine parts in support of CH-53K Lot 5 low rate initial production aircraft.  Work will be performed in Lynn, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed in... Read more

Sikorksy awarded $19M contract to replace existing subsystems within the CH-53K

Sikorksy awarded $19M contract to replace existing subsystems within the CH-53K

8-Feb-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $19,429,150 modification (P00005) to cost-plus-fixed-fee order N00019-19-F-2972 against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0029.  This order provides for non-recurring engineering, engineering change order, logistics and programmatic support of the Data Transfer Unit and Defensive Electronic Countermeasure System Replacement and ARC-210 program, to replace... Read more

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