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Sikorsky to offer CH-53K to Germany

30th May 2019 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Sikorsky will offer its CH-53K King Stallion for Germany’s heavy lift helicopter requirement, the company announced on 27 May.

The official request for proposals for the German Air Force Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH) programme is expected in summer 2019.

Sikorsky's German partners include Rheinmetall, MTU, ZF Luftfahrttechnik, Autoflug, HYDRO Systems, Collins Aerospace, Vincorion, Hensoldt, Liebherr and Rohde & Schwarz.

Dan Schultz, president, Sikorsky: ‘The CH-53K is the modern heavy lift solution that will provide the German armed forces with a safe, reliable heavy lift helicopter that can be entered into service seamlessly without need for upgrades for the next several decades. It is the only heavy lifter that will remain in production through 2032 and beyond.’

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