While the U.S. Marine Corps awaits the delayed first flight of its CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter, Sikorsky is using test vehicles for additional tasks on the ground in a bid to mitigate the schedule slippage. Almost a year after rollout, significant work remains before the CH-53K can take to the air. But once the helicopter is airborne, developer Sikorsky maintains tests can move quickly because of work accomplished on the ground, and the Marines still expect initial ...

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