CH-53K Flight Testing Keeps 2019 IOC In Sight

With two Sikorsky CH-53Ks now in flight testing, a key operational test to validate the heavy-lift helicopter’s performance is planned by year’s end to support a production decision in mid-2017. If met, this schedule will support the U.S. Marine Corps’ initial operational capability (IOC) by the end...
Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

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