Sikorsky Teams with Rheinmetall to Offer CH-53K to Germany

February 6, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, Germany, Sikorsky, Syndicated Industry News 
Lockheed Martin Sikorsky has signed a strategic agreement with and German defense firm Rheinmetall teaming for competing in the German Air Force planned replacement of Sikorsky's CH-53G heavy transport helicopter program (Schwerer Transporthubschrauber - STH). The Germans evaluate two options - the CH-47F Chinook from Boeing and CH-53K from Lockheed Martin Sikorsky. The team plans to introduce more German teammates in the weeks to come.

FY09 Defense Budget Good to Sikorsky

This analysis from The Connecticut Post Online shows that Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is doing well. The budget will buy over 100 helicopters and provide money to modernize others. This is not surprising as Sikorsky makes the UH-60 and CH-53, both of which just underwent a block upgrade. The UH-60M and CH-53K are also individually more expensive then previous models. The US Military needs new and improved helicopters. The Army is flying the crap out of the UH-60 in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Marines are using the V-22 to supplement the 53 in its various roles, but in many parts of the war helicopters are it.

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