Sikorsky Awarded $1.13 Billion Contract for 12 CH-53K Helicopters

front view of a large helicopter sitting on tarmac

Sikorsky CH-53K Test Aircraft. Source: U.S. Marine Corps

The U.S. Navy has awarded Sikorsky a $1.13 billion contract for the procurement of 12 Lot II and Lot III low-rate initial production CH-53K heavy-lift helicopters, which are replacing Marine Corps CH-53Es.  The program covers the acquisition of 200 aircraft for the Marines.

The FY20 budget includes $969 million for six aircraft, and a total of 74 CH-53Ks are funded between FY20 and FY24.

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Shaun McDougall is an analyst at Forecast International covering the U.S. and Canadian defense markets.

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