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CH-53K flies in Germany

13th April 2018 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Sikorsky’s CH-53K heavy lift helicopter has flown outside of the US for the first time at Holzdorf Air Base in Germany, the company announced on 12 April.

The helicopter arrived in Holzdorf earlier this month ahead of its international debut at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2018. The helicopter will demonstrate its flight capabilities, manoeuvrability and advanced fly-by-wire technology at the air show.

Germany is seeking a new heavy-lift helicopter under the German Heavy Transport (STH) helicopter programme.

The CH-53K King Stallion is being developed for the US Marine Corps, as a replacement for the CH-53E. The helicopter is designed to support missions including troop transport, casualty evacuation, humanitarian aid, support of special operations forces and combat SAR.

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