View the Defense Market Intelligence Notes in PDF format. North America The U.S. Marine Corps awarded a $1.3 billion contract for 12 Sikorsky CH-53K heavy-lift helicopters May 17 while the program still needs to flight test a remedy for a critical design flaw by the end of this year. The new contract is for low-rate initial production Lots 2 and 3. Sikorsky is working to identify a solution to the engine gas re-ingestion problem on the CH-53K by July, so that full funding to complete ...


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