Sikorsky awarded to procure long lead items for CH-53K King Stallion helicopters

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded $125,424,833 (not-to-exceed) for a firm-fixed-price advanced acquisition contract to procure long lead items for low-rate initial production of the seven Lot 5 CH-53K heavy-lift aircraft.

Sikorsky awarded to procure long lead items for CH 53K King Stallion helicopters Sikorsky CH-53K (Picture source: Sikorsky)

The Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion is a heavy-lift cargo helicopter developed by Sikorsky Aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC). Due to its versatility, the CH-53K can be used for the tactical transport of personnel and material as well as for disaster relief, humanitarian missions, medical evacuation (medevac) or combat search and rescue (CSAR) operations. For example, no other heavy-lift helicopter in the world can transport more water to fight fires and simultaneously carry material and personnel.

Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be complete by August 2021. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $125,424,833 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.