Lockheed’s CH-53K to Begin Production in 2017 The Lockheed Martin-Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion will enter low-rate production “in the second quarter of fiscal 2017,” after the U.S. Marine Corps heavy lifter successfully completed its first operational trial, according to U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (Navair). With four aircraft now supporting the system development and demonstration program at Sikorsky’s facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, the Marine Corps ...

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