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Sikorsky warned on King Stallion deficiencies

7th April 2019 - 15:05 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


Sikorsky has been explicitly warned by NAVAIR that the service will no longer continue to accept deficient CH-53K King Stallion aircraft under terms of a second/third LRIP contract.

As negotiations for a new deal - likely to amount to between 12-14 aircraft - head toward a conclusion, NAVAIR is insistent that if any future development issues are found, the manufacturer will shoulder full responsibility for addressing them.

‘There’s a relatively low risk that anything major will be found [on the CH-53K programme],’ Daniel Nega, deputy assistant secretary of NAVAIR programmes said during a US House Armed Services tactical

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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